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Three Miners Pinot Noir Central Otago Earnscleugh Valley 2004

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"Lithe and appealing, a silky mouthful of currant, plum and delicately floral character, hinting at blood orange as the finish lingers attractively. Drink now through 2010. 2,000 cases made." -90 points Wine Spectator WINE: "Three Miners grow their grapes at two sites - the 'Home' Block on McPherson Road and, approx. 3km away, the 'Terrace' Block on Earnscleugh Road, towards the historic township of Clyde. The Home Block started life as a sheep farm, and in 1982 was converted to horticulture, growing mainly stone fruit and some pip fruit. The land was purchased by Three Miners in 2000 for the purpose of establishing a vineyard. The 2-tiered Terraces Block was acquired in 2002 (also converted from stone and pip fruit) and 12Ha of Pinot Noir was planted using clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 743 and 777." "The discovery of gold drove miners to prospect much of Central Otago in the 1860's. More than 200 miners panned and cradled its gold bearing sands on the West Bank of the Clutha River, now bordering Three Miners Vineyards. The 2 sites are nestled amidst the Old Man Range and the Clutha River at Earnscleugh, near the town of Alexandra, New Zealand. Soils at both sites are very similar, being well-drained Earnscleugh soil - loess or loamy silt over wind-blown alluvial schist, derived from the Fraser River. The schist in the soil profile provides good drainage, and low to medium vigour potential." "The 2004 Three Miners win came from low yielding vines, it is a bit darker on the nose at this stage, with more blackcurrant, blackberry, thyme, doris plum aromatics than the 2003, less forest floor character in its youth, however, it will develop in the next 18 months. The wine is tighter due to its youth and also its screwcap enclosure and needs a little time to open up." -Winery This is a Cellar Tracker favorite! The Three Miners has a median score of 90 points in 75 different notes. Click here to see the reviews!

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Three Miners Vineyards:
Three Miners grow their grapes at two sites - the 'Home' Block on McPherson Road and, approx. 3km away, the 'Terrace' Block on Earnscleugh Road, towards the historic township of Clyde. The Home Block started life as a sheep farm, and in 1982 was converted to horticulture, growing mainly stone fruit and some pip fruit. The land was purchased by Three Miners in 2000 for the purpose of establish... Read more
Three Miners grow their grapes at two sites - the 'Home' Block on McPherson Road and, approx. 3km away, the 'Terrace' Block on Earnscleugh Road, towards the historic township of Clyde. The Home Block started life as a sheep farm, and in 1982 was converted to horticulture, growing mainly stone fruit and some pip fruit. The land was purchased by Three Miners in 2000 for the purpose of establishing a vineyard. First plantings in 2000 at this level site were 4Ha of Pinot Noir using clones 10/5, 5 and 6. There are now 14Ha of Pinot Noir planted, along with 1Ha each of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The 2-tiered Terraces Block was acquired in 2002 (also converted from stone and pip fruit) and 12Ha of Pinot Noir was planted using clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 743 and 777. In 2007 2Ha was planted in Pinot Gris. Various root stocks have been used at both sites - 101/14, 3306, 3309 and Schwarzman. Read less

Member Reviews for Three Miners Pinot Noir Central Otago Earnscleugh Valley

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Snooth User: Bill Howard
33169110
3.50 5
10/22/2007

Brussel sprouts, tomato juice, lit matches, rosemary, cocoa and soil. Great old world style pinot/burgundy on steroids, beautiful wine, nice long creme brulee finish. Wish this were under $25. Highly recommended $35 91 points WKH


Snooth User: wineweirdos
43715442
0.00 5
10/04/2010

we liked this one. we reviewed it on our video tasting site http://www.wineweirdos.com


Snooth User: sander4709
3027313
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/15/2007

Four glasses



"Lithe and appealing, a silky mouthful of currant, plum and delicately floral character, hinting at blood orange as the finish lingers attractively. Drink now through 2010. 2,000 cases made." -90 points Wine Spectator WINE: "Three Miners grow their grapes at two sites - the 'Home' Block on McPherson Road and, approx. 3km away, the 'Terrace' Block on Earnscleugh Road, towards the historic township of Clyde. The Home Block started life as a sheep farm, and in 1982 was converted to horticulture, growing mainly stone fruit and some pip fruit. The land was purchased by Three Miners in 2000 for the purpose of establishing a vineyard. The 2-tiered Terraces Block was acquired in 2002 (also converted from stone and pip fruit) and 12Ha of Pinot Noir was planted using clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 743 and 777." "The discovery of gold drove miners to prospect much of Central Otago in the 1860's. More than 200 miners panned and cradled its gold bearing sands on the West Bank of the Clutha River, now bordering Three Miners Vineyards. The 2 sites are nestled amidst the Old Man Range and the Clutha River at Earnscleugh, near the town of Alexandra, New Zealand. Soils at both sites are very similar, being well-drained Earnscleugh soil - loess or loamy silt over wind-blown alluvial schist, derived from the Fraser River. The schist in the soil profile provides good drainage, and low to medium vigour potential." "The 2004 Three Miners win came from low yielding vines, it is a bit darker on the nose at this stage, with more blackcurrant, blackberry, thyme, doris plum aromatics than the 2003, less forest floor character in its youth, however, it will develop in the next 18 months. The wine is tighter due to its youth and also its screwcap enclosure and needs a little time to open up." -Winery This is a Cellar Tracker favorite! The Three Miners has a median score of 90 points in 75 different notes. Click here to see the reviews!

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