2010 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Earth Smoke
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • BC 96
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • WE 91
  • JR 90

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$45.94

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Reg: $69.94

$45.94

This product is
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BC 96
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2013
Very Burgundy-like. There's violet, smoky, earthy, gamy and leather flavours, plus a suggestion of spice. It has a savoury emphasis. Fine, drying tannins add backbone.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2012
A fabulous nose of dried strawberries, plums and hints of smoke and bacon. Full body, with beautiful tannins and acidity. Super intense and beautiful. Long and gorgeous. No new oak. Better in 2016.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
(WA91-93 points) A tank sample due to be bottled within 2 weeks of my tasting, the 2010 Earth Smoke Pinot Noir gives ripe black raspberry and pomegranate aromas at this stage with hints of violets and baking spices... (WA91-93 points) A tank sample due to be bottled within 2 weeks of my tasting, the 2010 Earth Smoke Pinot Noir gives ripe black raspberry and pomegranate aromas at this stage with hints of violets and baking spices. Generously fruited, it gives a medium-high level of very fine tannins with medium-high acid and a long, pure finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, October 2013
Americans Claudia and Mike Weersing’s estate vines are grown so close to the ground, they look almost like a bonsai vineyard. Made as naturally as possible, it’s yielded a smoky, savory style of Pinot Noir that shows some... Americans Claudia and Mike Weersing’s estate vines are grown so close to the ground, they look almost like a bonsai vineyard. Made as naturally as possible, it’s yielded a smoky, savory style of Pinot Noir that shows some dark plum and black olive fruit and a lingering, slightly chocolaty finish. The silky tannins suggest immediate drinkability, although its inherent balance and concentration suggest it’ll make it to at least 2020.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2012
More floral on the nose than the Angel Flower. More aromatic and brighter. Has dense firm fine grain but is also somehow more fluid and juicy and there's spice on the finish. Tighter, more excitable, fine scented length... More floral on the nose than the Angel Flower. More aromatic and brighter. Has dense firm fine grain but is also somehow more fluid and juicy and there's spice on the finish. Tighter, more excitable, fine scented length. Less obvious power and density. More 'feminine'. 17/20 (JH)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Sub-region Waipara
Vintage 2010