2008 Tarras Vineyards Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $25, screw cap. Imported by USA Wine West, Sausalito, CA. An estate wine from The Steppes Vineyard. · Moderate ruby color in the glass. Deep aromas of dark berries, wine cellar and smoky oak. California in style, with copious dark berry and cherry flavor supported by moderately firm tannins, finishing with an undertone of oak on the fruit-driven finish. Displaying to much oak influence for me at this stage. Good. Reviewed November 29, 2011

Winery: Tarras Vineyards
From article: Recent Sips of New Zealand Pinot