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    Escarpment Over the Edge Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Martinborough, New Zealand

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    • W&S90
    Price: $15.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Martinborough, New Zealand

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Light & Fruity

    Item no. 102446

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Tasting Notes: A full bodied style with great backbone and a long lingering finish. An immediately accessible wine, which will improve over the next 2 years.

    This Martinborough Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown on the alluvial gravel terraces for which the district has become famous. The season was exceptionally warm allowing high quality, fully ripe fruit to be harvested early with brilliant ripe cherry flavors.

    Critical Acclaim:

    BEST BUY. From Larry McKenna's vineyard, Over the Edge is his more affordable line of wines. This needs a day of air to get past its funky vegetal tones and emphasize the brighter raspberry flavors of the fruit. It's layered and intense, a spicy, earthy pinot noir to cellar for several years. Once matured, it will match brisket.

    90 Points
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    Rachel Mercer (9/16/2010)
    This is a GREAT pinot Noir, not only because the price point is ridiculously reasonable--but because it's just damn fine wine. Clean, bright fruit notes with ripe cherry and a touch of floral notes. Nice, soft tannins on the finish and excellent balance of acidity. Great for sipping or pairing with food (a can't-go-wrong wine)!
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    Luke Snyder (9/28/2010)
    Good charcoal flavor with full body. Fairly smooth and a good value. Would buy again.
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    Meghan K (9/24/2010)
    Smooth, quite good, will order again.
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    Drew Reese (9/29/2010)
    New Zealand has great potential for Pinor Noir. This wine reminds you of a Savigny-Les-Beaune upon first opening. It has all the right elements, lots of cherrries and spice, but in the mouth it's a little sharp, a little thin and becomes tiresome after a while. It seems more of a commercial effort than artisanal.
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    Steve and Ruthi (9/27/2010)
    Pinot Noir's in my experience don't need to sit long but this one did. Upon opening the alcohol seemed strong and the wine weak. After allowing it to sit for a while, it was OK with food.
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    henry sotomayor (8/11/2011)

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