Oyster Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough 2012

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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2012 was aged for 9 months in French oak barriques prior to final blending. This New Zealand red offers fragrant aromas of cherries, red berry fruit and violets on the nose. On the palate, flavorful sweet fruit with silky tannins, seductive texture and good length.

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Oyster Bay Wines:
Internationally-recognised for producing "elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours", Oyster Bay is also a winemaker with great viticultural vision. It was Oyster Bay that had the foresight, over two decades ago, to recognise the enormous wine-growing potential that lay beneath the stony, alluvial soils of a marginal sheep farming district in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay. Today that region is producing New Zealand's finest merlots.

Member Reviews for Oyster Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough

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Snooth User: jwhittenknapp
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3.50 5
05/30/2014

I think you would be hard pressed to find a better Pinot Noir for the price. Dry and crisp, with hints of cedar and tobacco for the nose.


Snooth User: ApelsecS
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/28/2013

seems like it's ever-young wine... It's not of course but light red color, much acidity and bright fruity taste make it younger than it is. Very nice easy to drink wine but overpriced.


Snooth User: Shelley Bowen
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/28/2012

Simply a beautiful drink-anytime-go-with-anything wine. Light, but rich. So smooth it's seductive. Beautiful finish. Bet you can't drink just one glass ;)


Snooth User: Pedro Alexandre
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/18/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: wlstiles3
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/20/2012

This stuff is good. On of the better Pinot's I've had at any price.


Snooth User: bnorton2788
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/06/2013

I wouldn't not drink it if it were in front of me however I will not buy another bottle. it is too heavy for my taste for a pinot noir.


Snooth User: annecara
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/30/2012

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Oyster Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/30/2014

The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours. With every vintage we are working with more established vines from small vineyard sites, each chosen for its aspect and uniform soils of moderate fertility, providing for extended ripening and enhanced fruit flavour profiles. With Pinot Noir the fruit is always the primary focus. Each vineyard block is harvested as a separate parcel and treated individually at each stage of the winemaking process. This enables us to influence and enhance the wine using traditional winemaking techniques, adding subtlety and complexity. We use a combination of barrel and tank fermentation and mature the wine in a mix of new and older French oak. Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is elegant cool climate Pinot Noir at its best. Fragrant, soft and flavourful with aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length. - Winery


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

The nose on this New Zealand standout is floral and with hints of cherry. The palate is ripe and lushwith bright red fruit along with distinctive juicy black plum and violet nuances, carried by a seductivetexture and a lingering finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours. With every vintage we are working with more established vines from small vineyard sites, each chosen for its aspect and uniform soils of moderate fertility, providing for extended ripening and enhanced fruit flavour profiles. With pinot noir the fruit is always the primary focus. Each vineyard block is harvested as a separate parcel and treated individually at each stage of the winemaking process. This enables us to influence and enhance the wine using traditional winemaking techniques, adding subtlety and complexity. We use a combination of barrel and tank fermentation and mature the wine in a mix of new and older French oak. Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is elegant cool climate pinot noir at its best. Fragrant, soft and flavourful with aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length. - WineryAromatic cherry...


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/06/2012

New Zealand's cool climate is proving to be superb for Pinot Noir, bringing depth of flavor and complexity that's hard to achieve in warmer regions. Oyster bay plants Pinot Noir in cool vineyards in Marlborough at the north end of the south island in gravel and clay soils that retain moisture. The grapes ripen slowly bringing natural balance and elegance. Oak aging is used judiciously with select barrels from the Voges and Allier forests. Medium toast and 25% new, the wine spends a total of 11 months in barrel taking on nuance and complexity without gaining heavy oak tannins. This 2010 shows the richness and elegance that this multi-step winemaking process endows; full flavored black cherry, strawberry and rhubarb along with delicate toasty vanilla, clove and smoke. A superb value for lush Pinot Noir. On Sale!


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/19/2011

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is a fine example of elegant cool climate pinot noir. Aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length. Fragrant, soft and redolant of ripe, red fruits and for pinot noir it s a bargain to boot.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

A step up in quality from the 2004, and a step down in price make this Pinot a hit any way you slice it. Black cherry and plum fruit is balanced by hints of menthol and vanilla from oak. It's on the full-bodied, muscular side and admittedly a bit chunky, but does show fine dusty tannins and decent length on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/08/2010

Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blancis zesty and aromatic with lots of lively fruit characters. A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit fl avours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.


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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2012 was aged for 9 months in French oak barriques prior to final blending. This New Zealand red offers fragrant aromas of cherries, red berry fruit and violets on the nose. On the palate, flavorful sweet fruit with silky tannins, seductive texture and good length.

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