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Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago
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  Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago
Item Number:17 80 133 09
Our Price:$14.95
Discounted Case Price:$155.40 - 13% off!
($12.95 per bottle)
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Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago
New Zealand’s Central Otago is the World’s most Southerly wine growing region. It’s also the place that Pinot Noir guru Matt Kramer called "the next gold mine". That's because the cool climate in this region turns out Pinot Noir with bold character and intense flavors. And Pinot's from this region are in most cases, fairly pricy. That's what makes Wild Rock Cupid's Arrow so special. A joint venture between Craggy Range winery and Master of Wine Steve Smith, this Central Otago Pinot shows distinct character AND the price is right. Grapes are sourced from sustainable hillside vineyards in Central Otago's Cromwell Basin and Gibbston Valley. Hand harvested and fermented in small, open-top fermenters with indigenous yeasts. It's aged on fine lees in oak before bottling. It shows cherry, strawberry and cranberry aromas. It's bright and succulent on the palate with ripe berry flavors as well as hints of smoke and earth that all linger on a long juicy finish. A super value!

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Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago
 
3.3

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4.0

Wowie!

By andreius

from Danbury, CT

About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Big
  • Long Finish
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Dinner
    • Entertaining
    • Everyday
    • Weeknight

    Comments about Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago:

    This delightful pinot tasted as good as others twice the price. Wonderful expected strawbery notes with hints of cherry, spice and vanilla, let it decant for half hour and enjoy.

    • Pairs Well With:
    • Beef, Chocolate, Poultry

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Incredible QPR for this Pinot!

    By Westchester Wine Guy

    from Wine Express

    About Me Connoisseur

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Long Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Everyday

      Comments about Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago:

      You'd be hard pressed to find a better Pinot for under $15 from any region, let alone NZ. Lively and forward aromas of cherry and raspberry grab you from the get go. An outer edge of smoke, pepper and subtle mineral notes complete this balanced beauty. It's delicate yet bold enough to pair with a hearty poultry dish as well. Dare I say it…my new favorite Pinot under $15!

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Poultry, Seafood

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Harsh Pinot

      By Big Shoe

      from Lexington, NC

      About Me Casual Drinker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Relatively Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Bitter After Taste
      • Harsh

      Best Uses

        Comments about Wild Rock 2009 Pinot Noir, Cupid's Arrow, Central Otago:

        This is a fairly heavy pinot. We dislike it to the point that I'm not sure what we will do with the remainder of the case we purchased.

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          Is there a region that produces pinot noir with a heavy peppery note
          Asked on 6/20/2013 by Jeff

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            Not across the board. Sometimes Chilean Pinots have a very spicy character that might suggest pepper. The more peppery wines are usually Syrah from the northern Rhone, like Crozes-Hermitage.

            Answered on 6/21/2013 by Josh from Wine Express
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