Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough 2007
This wine has a deep, ruby red hue. The bouquet is fragrant, with black cherry, raspberry and red plums overlaid with savoury toasty spice. The palate is ripe with dark, red berry fruit flavours. This wine is soft and supple with lingering fruit sweetness balanced by fine integrated tannins.
External Reviews for Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough
Light and fragrant, with pretty raspberry and tobacco flavors, lingering easily on the open-textured finish. Drink now through 2013.
Not quite as enticing as the 2007, Stoneleigh's 2008 Pinot Noir offers up some herbal, tomato-like aromas, combines them with roasted cherry-plum fruit, then finishes with a flourish of mocha oak. Drink now.
Shy at first, but then nicely focused sour cherry, plum and subtle floral tones unfold, framed by spice, tart acidity and tannin structure, with a splash of cedar oak. Drink now through 2008.
A medium-bodied, softly structured Pinot Noir, with earth and black cherry notes that come across as cola or chocolate. Drink now-2010.
This vintage from Stoneleigh nails the Pinot mouthfeel - supple and velvety - while delivering smoky and earthy flavors. There's enough black cherry fruit to keep it lively, but this wine's just not that fruity, instead relying on cola, coffee and earth flavors for interest.
Soft and plush, the Stoneleigh is pleasant and very easy to drink. Adorned with fresh fruit and floral aromas, it goes down smoothly, without the bite of acidity found in many Pinots in this price range. Pairs well with game birds, and many pork dishes. Gold Medal winner at the San Francisco Wine Show.