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2006 Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir Nelson
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2006 Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir Nelson

Producer: Catalina Sounds
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: New Zealand
Region: New Zealand

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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2008

($23) Pale-medium red. Reduced aromas of dark cherry, meat and cola. Sweet red berry, brown spice and oak flavors offer good concentration; with aeration some cranberry and pomegranate notes gave the wine a slightly tart quality. (Epicurean Wines, Seattle, WA)

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New Zealand's ocean-influenced climate--markedly cooler than that of its neighbor Australia--yields wines with admirable fruit intensity and crisp acidity. Fully two-thirds of New Zealand's wine production is white, and more than half of the wine it ships to America is Sauvignon Blanc. The U.S. market has developed a major thirst for these juicy, fresh New Zealand Sauvignons, which are mostly free of oak influence. But New Zealand Pinot Noir, too, is growing...
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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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