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Oyster Bay

Pinot Noir

Marlborough

2008

Notes from the Producer

The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fi ne, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit fl avours. With every vintage we are working with more established vines from small vineyard sites, each chosen for its aspect and uniform soils of moderate fertility, providing for extended ripening and enhanced fruit fl avour profi les. With pinot noir the fruit is always the primary focus. Each vineyard block is harvested as a separate parcel and treated individually at each stage of the winemaking process. This enables us to infl uence and enhance the wine using traditional winemaking techniques, adding subtlety and complexity. We use a combination of barrel and tank fermentation and mature the wine in a mix of new and older French oak. Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is elegant cool climate pinot noir at its best.  Fragrant, soft and fl avourful with aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length.

Light, polished and highly perfumed, with lavender and spice overtones to the currant and cherry flavors, lingering easily. Drink now through 2014.

 

 

Wine Spectator: 91

Average Price: $14