Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Earth Smoke" Pinot Noir 2009
Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Advocate: The last two wines are from Mike's 'Home' vineyards in North Canterbury. The 2008 'Earth Smoke' Pinot Noir gives a very pale ruby, slightly cloudy color and a good intensity of funky, wild strawberry and soy aromas with nuances of dried herbs and cloves. The medium bodied palate is very elegant with exquisitely soft tannins, medium to high acid and a medium-long finish. Drink it now to 2014.
Editorial Reviews for Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Earth Smoke" Pinot Noir
Smoky, mineral, musky, sappy dark fruit, almost a touch of chocolate, campfire, aromatic smoke, very smooth, nice mineral base, wild cherry fruit, mineral, stemmy herbal notes, fine limestone tannins, great transparent finish, good length.
More fruit, brighter, nice mineral freshness, little fresh leather, a bit of meatiness, touch of flint, a bit calcareous, little stemmy, spicy nuances, super focus, bright, massive mineral backed raspberry fruit, then a huge cola, medicinal, spice not on the backend, finish is really savory, firm, a touch of black licorice bitterness, black cherry bitterness, brilliant
External Reviews for Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Earth Smoke" Pinot Noir
Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2009 Earth Smoke Pinot Noir has red plum and ripe raspberry notes with an undercurrent of meat, beetroot, damp loam and dried Provence herbs, and a whiff of red flowers. Medium bodied with good acidity, velvety tannin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Canterbury in New Zealand. 2009 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Earth Smoke 750ml