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9 Ratings
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Crimson

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ata Rangi

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) A very low yielding vintage and wonderfully warm early summer has delivered a dense, structured, deeply sumptuous, velvet-textured Pinot Noir with great density. This is a serious, cellar worthy Pinot. Opened within the next couple of years, expect to savor the rich cherry stone and delicately spiced, ripe plum characters as they slowly emerge in the glass. Fine tannins run evenly across a full palate. Years later, 5 or 6 at least, patience will reward with complexity and intrigue; layer upon l...

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    Wine had a slight fizzly aftertaste that gave it a unique texture. Sweet, fresh, and fruity. A hint of bitter finish, but taste got better after letting the wine sit for a while.

    over 4 years
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    a bit young and thin but lots of potential

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99.