Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

With this variety, a balance between exposure and shading is the key to get a balance between aromatics and weight. Continually assessing and tweaking exposure ratios is ongoing as the vineyards mature to ensure optimal quality. Harvest is on flavour where we are looking at ripe dark cherry/raspberry flavours. The tanks are hand plunged to break cap up, and to extract colour and flavour out of skins. A small portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation for mouth feel, the balance is matured on oak for five to seven months before blending. In this wine from Marlborough, we look for ripe, bright, juicy black cherry, backed by the slightest touch of smoky flavours.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
2.9244 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Kim Crawford Wines:
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.

Member Reviews for Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough

Add your review
Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/24/2010

what is there to say about this mass-produced gem. Not as fruit juicy as I expected. Vegetal almost chinon approach. Some faint strawberry. Very smooth.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/08/2010

Light in color, but much heavier in taste than earlier Pinot Noirs. Tanniny/sour/bitter at the end. Smokey smell.


Snooth User: bricemcbeth
32231859
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/23/2009

Why do I feel like this is a guilty pleasure wine? It's cheap. It's everywhere. More importantly, it's smooth and good. For some reason, I'd like to not like it, but I do for some reason. what?


Snooth User: smoskal
47845633
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/09/2010

Nice light fruit notes. Great wine on it's own. Does not pair well with scallops.


Snooth User: nventure
283212624
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/01/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: mtafc
12348637
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/13/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough

External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/06/2010

Colour:Bright red with purple and crimson notes.Aroma:An enticingly aromatic wine showing notes of dark cherries and strawberries with the alluring complexity of well integrated oak.Palate:Vibrant, fresh fruit flavours underpinned by nuances of sweet, smoky oak. Good firm tannins give the wine length and weight. You can savour the wine long after it has left your palate.Food Match:Ideal with lamb or pork chops. Suited to most red meats and exceptionally good as a wine to enjoy all on its own!Cellar:Very approachable and enjoyable now, but you can cellar up to 5 years with confidence.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/04/2012

Palish red. Sweet red berries and spices on the nose. Ripe, high-toned and easygoing, with a creamy sweetness to the flavors of cherry and orange peel. I enjoyed this winersquo;s seamless mid-palate texture but marked it down a bit for slightly dry tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/09/2013

Palish red. Sweet red berries and spices on the nose. Ripe, high-toned and easygoing, with a creamy sweetness to the flavors of cherry and orange peel. I enjoyed this wineandrsquo;s seamless mid-palate texture but marked it down a bit for slightly dry tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Frost trimmed the yields in 2005, seemingly adding an extra layer of concentration to this wine. While still not a heavyweight, it's a lush, layered wine with slightly meaty nuances to its plum and cola flavors. Good length on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Light, with pretty cherry and wild strawberry flavors on a tangy frame, lingering easily. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Light and appealing, with lots of mulberry, raspberry and gentle green herb flavors that linger on the smoothly polished finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Medium-bodied, with juicy cherry, blackberry and ripe strawberry fruit. There's just a touch of oak to give this new world Pinot depth and complexity. The lingering notes of earth and wood entice you to take another sip.


1 2 3


Tasting Notes:

Vibrant, fresh fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry underpinned by nuances of sweet, smoky oak. Good firm tannins give the wine length and weight. You can savour the wine long after it has left your palate.

With this variety, a balance between exposure and shading is the key to get a balance between aromatics and weight. Continually assessing and tweaking exposure ratios is ongoing as the vineyards mature to ensure optimal quality. Harvest is on flavour where we are looking at ripe dark cherry/raspberry flavours. The tanks are hand plunged to break cap up, and to extract colour and flavour out of skins. A small portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation for mouth feel, the balance is matured on oak for five to seven months before blending. In this wine from Marlborough, we look for ripe, bright, juicy black cherry, backed by the slightest touch of smoky flavours.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.61
Sugar: 2.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists








Snooth Media Network