93pointsValli 2016 Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir (Central Otago)

Editors' Choice

Grant Taylor is passionate about the limestone littered Waitaki Valley, a new wine region west of Otago, and this wine makes it easy to see why. The cooler region and season make for a fragrant nose that's hard to resist—full of bright red-berry fruit, stalks, Middle Eastern spices, a damp earth undertone and a savory streak. The nose may be heady but the palate is on terra firma, structured and elegant and wound neatly by fine savory tannins, laser sharp acidity and an endlessly long spicy finish. Sip with a Moroccan tagine. Drink now through 2027. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    13.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    USA Wine West
  • Date Published
    7/1/2019
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