While my exposure to Pinot Noir from New Zealand (NZ) hasn’t been that extensive, all those I’ve tried have been quite good. The best part is the price point, as all the wines have come in under $20, which for good Pinot Noir, is really good. While I have had a few from Oregon and California in that price range, they aren’t as consistently bright, tending more towards dark fruits and a fuller body than one would like to find in Pinot Noir.
I’ve just published the first of two reports on New Zealand Pinot Noir, based on my visit there earlier this year, when I tried a lot of different Pinots. You can read it here - this first report lists just the wines that scored 94 ... Read Post
Gary blind tastes 4 different Pinot Noirs from around the world, with an interesting twist. Having trouble viewing this video? Try the Quicktime version. Wines tasted in this episode: 2006 Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot... Read Post
A video of me tasting three German Pinot Noirs, including the one that won the Decanter World Wine Awards Pinot Noir tropy this year. Notes on the wines are below. Kendermanns Pinot Noir Special Edition 2007 Pfalz, Germany Quite pal... Read Post