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K&L Wines USD 39.99 750ml

Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Riverbrook" Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2008

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91 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Bright medium red. Pure aromas of raspberry, cherry, spices and orange peel showed increasingly liqueur-like ripeness with extended aeration. Dense but high-pitched, with a juicy blood orange note that initially reminded me of Chambolle-Musigny. Finishes with a nicely restrained sweetness and a light touch. This is still quite young. I would have scored it even higher but for some emerging suggestions of superripeness. (Sep/Oct 2009)

Region: New Zealand

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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91 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Bright medium red. Pure aromas of raspberry, cherry, spices and orange peel showed increasingly liqueur-like ripeness with extended aeration. Dense but high-pitched, with a juicy blood orange note that initially reminded me of Chambolle-Musigny. Finishes with a nicely restrained sweetness and a light touch. This is still quite young. I would have scored it even higher but for some emerging suggestions of superripeness. (Sep/Oct 2009)

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