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2010 Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Craggy Range Winery craggyrange.com
Appellation: Martinborough - New Zealand
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$50.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 15, 2010 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
92 points "Score: 92-94. Neal Martin, October 2010. The 2009 Te Muna Road Pinot Noir has an adorable ripe redcurrant, raspberry, wild strawberry and orange sorbet bouquet that soars from the glass. The palate has a ripe, caressing entry with rounded redcurrant and orange zest fruit and dares to show a little more delineation on the finish than the Calvert. This exquisite Pinot already exudes poise and tension and could turn out to be one of Craggy Range’s finest Pinot Noirs to date. Drink 2012-2020. The wines from Craggy Range were tasted both in Hawkes Bay in January 2010 and then in London six months later. Steve Smith, Rod Easthope and the team continue to furnish consumers with a wide portfolio of terroir-based wines that satisfy both the value and prestige end of the market. Having tasted many of their wines, there is no doubt that they have ‘toned down’ their style, the initial releases being rather hubristic and a tad top-heavy with oak. This sense of refinement has lent the wines greater poise and breeding. Their reds are still their strongest suit, in particular their flagship labels such as ‘Le Sol’ and ‘Sophia’, but do not overlook their Chardonnays that exude great purity and Burgundian poise. Meanwhile their ‘Wild Rock’ entry-level range, which is treated as a completely separate entity to Craggy Range, contains some delightful varietals that form a neat introduction to the delights of Hawkes Bay’s wines. " Best 2012-2016
tasted (2011 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 13, 2016 , Bill Haggerty
3.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: nutty, red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Body: medium-bodied; Overall: pleasant; "
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 1, 2006 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
93 points "#96 on Top 100 Wines of 2006 + Highly Recommended: Lithe and distinctive, with a definite minerality and a touch of loamy earth to the ripe cherry and currant flavors, lingering beautifully on the generous finish. Tannins are well-submerged and its sense of delicacy is welcome. Drink now through 2011." Best 2006-2011