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2011 Greywacke Pinot Noir Marlborough
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013

Bright medium red.  Musky raspberry, smoke and earth aromas are complicated by a hint of toast and lifted by a mineral nuance.  At once supple and brisk, showing good juicy intensity to its cherry, red berry and spice flavors.  Slightly dry-edged and simple on the back but nicely done. 

93 Points | Wine Spectator
90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Beautiful Pinot
08/01/2013
by Kottke12660813
On the nose: Plum, cherry pits and lots of violets. Palate carries all of that as well along with eucalyptus, cedar and a finish of forest floor. Really well balanced and paired well with a hickory BBQ pork chop! Drank side by side with Kim Crawford PN - and the Greywacke was above and beyond the more complex and enjoyable wine! Well done!
Good now, will get better with time
02/28/2014
by PAwinelover
Very nice now but still young. Lighter in body but needs time to mature and unwind. Glad I got a case so I can try one every 6 months or so until it peaks...

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