March 29, 2011

2008 Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir

Last month I had the opportunity to be graced with the presence of Kim Crawford Wines during a lavish stint at New York City's Spring Fashion Week. It was then I learned that KC Wines capture the true spirit and flavor of New Zealand in each of their bottles... or in this particular case, their 2008 Marloborough Pinot Noir.

Known for their excellence in winemaking, I found this wine to be of simple style and elegance. The flavors were natural and the end result captivated my senses. At first, I was greeted with a bright red glass that appeared to have both purple and crimson hues within. The aroma provided enticing notes of dark cherries and ripe strawberries integrated with toasted oak. The flavor was vibrant and included rich fruit flavors underscored with nuances of sweet, yet smokey oak. Tannins were firm, which gave this wine excellent length.

Cost: $18/bottle
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Pairing Party: A great option for light meats, like pork chops.