Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

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Vibrant, fresh fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry underpinned by nuances of sweet, smoky oak. Good firm tannins ...

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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 sm... Read more

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 Read more

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

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User Reviews for Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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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
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: abeth
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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
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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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/09/2010

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


External Reviews for Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough

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.


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

Focused, with very good depth to black cherry, tangy wild berry and gravel flavors. Cedary oak and a hint of fresh herbs linger on the finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

A slightly chunky Pinot Noir, with sturdy black cherry fruit, mushroomy overtones and a cedary touch. It's full-bodied and mouthfilling, just lacks an extra measure of elegance, showing off some rough edges on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Light and refined, with earthy, peppery cherry flavors that echo on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

The 2006 Marlborough Pinot Noir has an attractive nose of dark cherry and comes across more Central Otago than Marlborough with good definition and crispness. The palate is medium-bodied, a little dry and linear with black cherry and a touch of pepper on the rather austere finish - a Pinot that really needs cuisine to shine.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

It's a simple, fruit-driven Pinot, but it's well done in its idiom, with black cherry fruit carried by a plump mouthfeel and supple tannins. Finishes crisp, making it versatile at the table and worth trying with salmon or tuna. Drink now.


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283212 Snooth User: nventure
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2008 11/01/2009

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2008 08/16/2011

98015 Snooth User: Jono
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2008 11/16/2010

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2005 02/13/2009

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2005 06/07/2007

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2005 01/07/2009

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.

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.

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Chemical Analysis:

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

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