Rod Easthope Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

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by Rod Easthope

72%
of 82
would buy again
72%
of 82
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

72% of 82

2016

88% of 340

2014

85% of 238

Smooth, fruity Pinot from the former head winemaker of Craggy Range

    • Rod up and quit his day job at one of the best wineries in New Zealand to work for you. Why? To make you wines like this Pinot Noir.
    • Martinborough is Pinot Noir paradise... perched on the bottom tip of New Zealand's North Island. The long warm days give the grapes flavor, and blustery sea breezes (nature's air conditioning) keep everything cool and fresh.
    • Rod gave up a steady job to work for you and make sensational wines like this that he didn't always have the freedom to make before – please try this and tell him it was all worthwhile!

Aging advice
Good now with bit of air. But has the structure to last another 5 years in bottle to reveal more complexity.

Serving advice
A large glass and serve it at cellar temperature (i.e. around 64 degrees F). Allow it to warm and aerate in the large glass and observe the flavors unfolding

Local food match
You can't wrong with Duck Confit. But Pinot Noir is pretty versatile when it comes to food.