Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir
2006 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: April, 2008
The 2006 Pinot Noir is endowed with a fabulous, mineral-rich nose, superbly defined with touches of strawberry and boysenberry, the palate very concentrated yet very well-defined with vibrant acidity, ebullient red-berried fruits and a svelte, silky, sophisticated finish. Its quality shines through this lovely wine that should drink over 3–5 years.
90+ pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Sep/Oct 2008
Medium red. Dark cherry and musky, spicy earth and underbrush on the nose. Fat, lush and sweet, with very good breadth to the dark fruit and spice flavors. This shows the musky earth and game nuances I associate with Martinborough pinot but has plenty of supporting fresh acidity. Gained in sweetness with aeration but this is still a bit tight. Finishes with chewy, building tannins.
Decanter: October 1, 2008
Smooth and earthy. Integrated tannins. Damsons, cherries and raspberries. Smooth. Warm finish. Mulberry hints.
Member Store Reviews
Delicious, deeply layered Pinot Noir with loads of lush, dark cherry fruit and a complex mix of briary, freshly picked berries, earth and plums. Excellent balance and length makes this wine a candidate for aging, but it is really hard to resist now!