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2010 Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir (Screwcap)

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February 8, 2015 - $70



93+ The Wine Advocate

...notes of black cherries, plums, graphite, red currant, damp loam and dark chocolate with a whiff of anise. Elegantly fruited...tight-knit and restrained...muscular blackberry fruit...fine grained tannins and a long earthy finish.

92Stephen Tanzer

...Brooding, slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry and cola...dense, sweet and intense...harmonious acidity framing and enlivening its plush berry flavors...fine-grained tannins. Finishes quite long, with a piquant minty edge...

92Wine Enthusiast

...powerfully concentrated...ample black-cherry fruit and sturdy notes of hickory smoke, cured meat and dark coffee. Despite the wine’s considerable weight, the tannins are supple enough to make it approachable now.

90Wine Spectator

Complex, with distinctive bay leaf and rosemary accents that give way to smooth cherry pie and plum compote flavors. Integrated and refined, the fresh fruit notes take off on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 35 cases imported. –MW


New Zealand, Otago

Otago, also referred to as Central Otago, is one of the world’s most southern wine producing regions. Located in the interior of the southern end of New Zealand’s South Island, it includes about 5,000 vineyard acres, nearly 70% of which are planted to Pinot Noir. The remaining acres are planted to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Most Otago vineyards are at 1,000 feet above sea level and are exposed to wide daily temperature swings. Days are hot and nights are cold. Summers are dry but substantial snows are normal in winter. Europeans moved to the area in the 1860s during a rush to find gold, and the first grape vines were planted by a French gold miner who decided it might be lucrative to make wine. Serious commercial wine production didn’t start until the mid-20th century, however, and most expansion has come since the 1990s. In 1996 there were 11 wineries in Otago; today there are nearly 100.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.