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Clifford Bay Estates Pinot Noir 2011

Member Review by Mimi Kim:

This wine is a bright ruby color. Spiced French oak undertones support flavors of plum and dark cherry. Supple tannins complement the intense fruit flavor.

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Clifford Bay Estate Ltd:
Eric and Beverley Bowers formed Clifford Bay in 1994 after recognising early that the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand was a region of great winemaking promise. Along with partners Graham and Thelma Cains and Chris Wilson the vineyard was established on the banks of the beautiful Awatere River that flows from its birth in the high country alpine basins. Since the first award winn... Read more
Eric and Beverley Bowers formed Clifford Bay in 1994 after recognising early that the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand was a region of great winemaking promise. Along with partners Graham and Thelma Cains and Chris Wilson the vineyard was established on the banks of the beautiful Awatere River that flows from its birth in the high country alpine basins. Since the first award winning vintage in 1997, Clifford Bay has continued to produce exceptional wines from our own and several premium vineyards located in the Awatere Valley. Our latest Sauvignon Blanc continues a proud tradition of every vintage we have produced winning Gold Medals. The Marlborough region is widely recognised as producing the best Sauvignon Blanc the world has to offer and the Awatere Valley is becoming widely recognised for its own distinct Marlborough flavour. The climate is punctuated with cool nights and dry sunny days offering the grapes a long slow ripening period which in turn produces very aromatic and intensely flavoured wines. Complementing those natural attributes are the skills in vineyard management and winemaking, which Managing Director Eric Bowers describes as "a great team operation”. The end result is four beautiful, award-winning Clifford Bay wines. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Read less
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Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/14/2011

This wine is a bright ruby color. Spiced French oak undertones support flavors of plum and dark cherry. Supple tannins complement the intense fruit flavor.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/27/2011

My Rating 88: Light well balance nose, could be stronger. Body is firm good acid and very well balanced with fine tannins and a strong Pinot taste. Price is about $ 10 and OK. With a more powerful nose I would rate the wine 90 or better.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 03/08/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Clifford Bay Pinot Noir 750ml



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