2015 Grey's Peak Waipara Pinot Noir
New Zealand: Waipara Valley
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Today’s wine was made by Dom Maxwell, who was named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year - and in 2016, their vineyard was named Vineyard of the Year. This potent combination is realized in today’s delicious offering.
Happy Saturday, Operatives! Today’s delicious selection takes us back to Greystone Wines in New Zealand. Today, we’re proud to be featuring their wonderful Greystone Wines 2015 Grey’s Peak Waipara Pinot Noir. This wine is one of the best NZ Pinots we’ve tried. These are the final cases in the country, so be sure to reserve yours - before we run out.
Hearty aromas of black cherry preserve, blackberry reduction, cherry bark, soft spice box, hard leather, summer forest, subtle savory cured beef and a hint of white pepper. Big and bold, with cherry reduction, blackberry reduction, dried cherry, cherry wood, forest floor, subtle molasses, subtle savory herbs and a hint of wild mushroom.
Greystone Vineyards have been producing wines from their limestone and fossil-rich Waipara Valley soils in New Zealand for more than a decade. Their sloping hillside vineyards are an ideal location for the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc that they so lovingly produce.
For a really nice look at the scenic vineyards of Greystone, please take a look at this (no sound) video:
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
92 Points - Wine Spectator - ”Truffle and earth notes add aromatic intrigue to the dried cherry, cranberry and spicy tobacco notes. The tannins provide some appealing traction on the finish”
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast - “Intriguing aromas of earth, raw meat, cola, menthol and dark cherry lead into a surprisingly powerful palate of prominent but well integrated tannins, broody dark fruit, and herbaceous flavors. This Pinot should be fascinating to try after a few years in the cellar. Drink 2018–2024.”
Very dark red, with a translucent core and fine garnet edging.
Black cherry preserve, blackberry reduction, cherry bark, soft spice box, hard leather, summer forest, subtle savory cured beef and a hint of white pepper.
Cherry reduction, blackberry reduction, dried cherry, cherry wood, forest floor, subtle molasses, subtle savory herbs and a hint of wild mushroom.
Dark fruit flavors sustain for a very long time before revealing earthy flavors and soft yet plush tannins.
Enjoy this complex marvel with a rich, herb roasted chicken, with root veggies and a big Waldorf salad.
What the Winery Says
- Dom Maxwell
- Pinot Noir
- Waipara Valley, New Zealand