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Craggy Range Pinot Noir Martinborough Te Muna Road Vineyard 2010

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"Elegant and highly detailed, with plush, ripe red raspberry and cherry flavors that are fresh and juicy, joined by black tea, clove, sassafras and sage notes. Smooth and tasty, gaining momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2019." --The Wine Spectator

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Craggy Range Vineyards Ltd:
t is a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited to that terroir. Bottle them all as single estate wines. This simple philosophy, to make wines that speak more of where they come from than any other, is what drives their entire systems of farming and winemaking. Craggy Range has the opportunit... Read more
t is a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited to that terroir. Bottle them all as single estate wines. This simple philosophy, to make wines that speak more of where they come from than any other, is what drives their entire systems of farming and winemaking. Craggy Range has the opportunity to craft a wine business exactly the way it wants to, making the most of 150 years of pioneering winemaking in New Zealand. To some New Zealand means cool climate winegrowing, but in reality it is much more diverse. In the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District in Hawkes Bay, Craggy Range has 100 hectares that were destined to be that quarry. These stony soils located on the same latitude as Madrid, away from the cooling breeze of the South Pacific, create a warm environment, the only part of the country that is as warm and dry as the great French regions of Bordeaux and Hermitage. Not surprisingly it is here they grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. And in the middle latitudes, around 40, are what Craggy Range calls the famous “warm-cool” regions of Martinborough, Marlborough, and Nelson. In Martinborough Craggy Range has a spectacular vineyard on Te Muna Road, the home to the majority of its Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc vines, each planted on their own special type of different rocky soil. In the South Island, great farmers in Marlborough and Nelson provide Craggy Range with the best Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling these regions can produce. The “genuinely cool” climate jewel of New Zealand is the Bannockburn region of Central Otago where Craggy Range has a small Pinot Noir parcel that will rival in quality the wines from their Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough. In the Waitaki Valley Craggy Range is pioneering a new cool climate region with plantings of Pinot Gris in limestone rich alluvial soils. Read less

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Vintage: 2004 05/16/2009

I had this delicious pinot noir at Alioto's Italian Restaurant in San Francisco; with a rich and spicy tomato based seafood stew (cioppino I believe they call it). I shared the bottle with friends over mixed entrees. It caught me by surprise. Unlike any pinot noir that I have had before or since. It was bold, spicy, had some weight to it, and was velvety in textrue. It made such an impression on me, I kept the cork to remind me to search for it back home in Atlanta, GA. This vintage was impossible to find or order in Atlanta, GA. I finally found someone to order in a half case of the 2006 vintage. I hope that it is as enjoyable as the 2004 vintage.


External Reviews for Craggy Range Pinot Noir Martinborough Te Muna Road Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/12/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from in New Zealand. 2010 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The classy 2010 vintage of this Martinborough red was hand-harvested fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for over a year in French oak barriques. Deeply coloured with a fragrant spicy smoky bouquet it is sturdy rich savoury and complex with densely packed cherry plum spice and nut flavours ripe and finely textured. Still very youthful it should be long-lived.--Michael Cooper 5 out of 5 stars Michael Cooper.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/05/2012

Good full, bright red. Smoky, slightly reduced aromas of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry and underbrush. Rich, pliant and broad but with good energy to the soil-driven flavors of sweet red fruits, rose petal and smoky underbrush. Finishes tactil... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2010 Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/15/2012

The classy 2010 vintage of this Martinborough red was hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for over a year in French oak barriques. Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, spicy, smoky bouquet, it is sturdy, rich, savoury and comple... Michael Cooper. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2010 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 02/28/2013

The 2009 Te Muna Road Pinot Noir has an adorable ripe redcurrant, raspberry, wild strawberry and orange sorbet bouquet that soars from the glass. The palate has a ripe, caressing entry with rounded redcurrant and orange zest fruit and dares to show a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard 750ml



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"Elegant and highly detailed, with plush, ripe red raspberry and cherry flavors that are fresh and juicy, joined by black tea, clove, sassafras and sage notes. Smooth and tasty, gaining momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2019." --The Wine Spectator

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