Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hint of Kiwi?

#19. 2004 Shingle Peak Pinot Noir (Marlborough - New Zealand)

I've had a couple Kiwi pinots that have set my juices flowing. This wasn't one of them. It certainly wasn't a bad wine. It had a vibrant nose and there was lots of fruit on the palate but I don't know that it did much to represent what New Zealand can do with pinots.

Light and fruity, it'd go down easy sitting out on the patio but there's lots of competition for that market. And despite spring maybe being sprung in Vancouver (finally), I wouldn't say that we've hit al fresco dining or picnic weather yet.

Guess we'll have to drink a little further through New Zealand for that "wow factor."

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