Matua Pinot Noir 2016
This wine starts pretty and lifted, full of bright fruits, florals and holiday spices-think blueberry, strawberry, rose, clove and cracked pepper. The palate gets a little more serious, thanks to a tight grip of leathery tannins and lifted acidity that hold together bundles of juicy fruit.
White pepper and dried sage notes are juicy and refreshing in this red, set against a background of silky smooth pomegranate and wild strawberry flavors. A toasted herb accent gains momentum on the finish. Drink now. 34,600 cases made, 9,500 cases imported.