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2008 Villa Maria Estate Pinot Noir Reserve Marlborough
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011

Medium red.  Cool, precise aromas of blackberry, cherry, smoke, spices and herbs.  Concentrated, dense and suave, with nuanced dark berry and spice flavors framed by harmonious acidity.  Lovely pinot noir complexity and inner-mouth tension here.  Finishes with fine tannins and subtle spicy length.  Suave, sexy pinot with excellent balance.

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