Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2012

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Stunning pepper and plumeria aromatics kick into rich, ripe black cherry and plum flavors that have a great fleshy quality and enough acidity to keep the flavors vibrant. Drink now through 2016.

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Villa Maria Estate Ltd:
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have ... Read more
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines. Realising that it takes more than just good winemaking to produce quality, a passion to succeed begins in the vineyard. Astute site selection by Villa Maria's vineyard experts, is followed by superior vineyard management and then complemented by expert winemaking. A strong focus on continually improving the vineyards is considered by Villa Maria to be an incredibly important factor in quality winemaking. Read less

Member Reviews for Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Pedro Alexandre
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 08/12/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jtooley
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/01/2012

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: CageyT
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Girgentina
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/31/2010

The wine presented itself well in the glass from the beginning. No need for decanting. In the glass it is clear and lively, dense, cherry/ruby red with negligible gradient towards the rim with heavy viscosity. On the nose it is aromatic, complex, fully developed. Main aromas would be red and black berries and spice (reminding me of winter smells). Oak is also present but well integrated as are the tannins. On the palate it was quite smooth with a nice long finish. It is mouth-filling, complex and spicy. Acidity was fresh and tannins well kept in check. In layman's terms, it a nice wine that can be matched to tasty food and at the same time it is very smooth and pleasant however not easily overpowered. I would recommend this wine as it is versatile and will please most palates. It is not overwhelming to those who prefer their wines to be elegant however it will also please those who love forward fruity wines.


External Reviews for Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

Stunning pepper and plumeria aromatics kick into rich, ripe black cherry and plum flavors that have a great fleshy quality and enough acidity to keep the flavors vibrant. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

Slightly herbal in style, with hints of tomato leaf accenting black cherry fruit. This is a crisp, fresh — even tangy — red that perhaps needs a few months to settle down and smooth out. Try it later this year; it should cellar well through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2009 Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir displays aromas of red currants and pomegranate with nuances of bay leaf, underbrush and cloves. Medium-full bodied, it has a very good concentration of red berry flavors supported by crisp acid and ripe tannins, finishing long with a pleasant herbal lift. Drink it now to 2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/14/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2006 Villa Maria Pinot Noir Cellar Selection 750ml



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