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2011 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir
81 Ratings
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81 Ratings
2011 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Vineyard

Oyster Bay

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Vintages

2013 2012 2010 2006

Wine Description

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    Mick

    (2009 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir; New Zealand, Marlborough region (best are usually from Central Otago, but Marlborough is pretty good too); Color: Nice medium purple with almost a tannic/tea like structure. Nose: Sensational...Nice mix of strawberry, a little cranberry, and a hint of earthiness. Taste: Overall, a solid very good. Initially is a bit coarse, not overly refined. Flavors are intiially candied cherry with some strawberry as well. Midpalate becomes primarily candied, with a continuation of red fruit and a little earthiness. Finishes with a vegetal note, which would works well with food. On its own, I don't love the finish. Also shows a bit more alcohol on the finish than I would like. I can recommend this wine quite a bit, although it may not be for everyone. Also quite good with food. QPR: For Pinot, excellent. Overall, solid but not great QPR. Currently if looking for a Pinot noir, would choose La Crema over this one.

    over 2 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Competed against 253 Pinot Noirs in the International Wine Competition in San Francisco and was 1 out of 15 to be awarded the highest medal, Gold.

    almost 5 years
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    pedrojac

    Cherrie flavor Earthy To my surprise its aromas and taste appear to explode with a little decanting Excellent price quality

    over 1 year
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    justjamie

    dark fruit, subtle tannins, slight spice, light to medium body, dry finish

    9 months
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    Cris Seppola

    Smooth and light. Slight sweetness, effervescent on the tounge.

    3 months
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    petergw

    Extremely light & flowery tasting - not worth getting again

    about 4 years
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    Bill's Wine

    Very light Pinot Noir with excellent and unique flavor.

    about 1 year
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    Fellow Drync'er

    light. flvorful. sl sharp. good w lamb veal pork.

    over 3 years
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    top40guy

    Bien frutoso y bueno. Lo probé en casa de Javier.

    almost 3 years
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    sojoknuckle

    nice flavor a little too acidic but overall nice

    over 2 years
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    jmpgray

    tasting but not memorable. had with a roast

    over 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Best selling in Australia. Tart spicy.

    over 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    @ Bravo. Wonderfully earthy & smoothe

    about 5 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    crisp and great Oregon style Pinot

    over 3 years
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    ecky22000

    91 points. drink now through 2014.

    almost 4 years
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    bparish

    Juicy Berries Low Tannins Fruity

    over 2 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    gift from Peter Egan, 04/18/11.

    almost 3 years
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    gaurav

    very light wine. good to sip

    about 1 year
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    Shiv Singh

    Delicious and nicely acidic

    4 months
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    Fellow Drync'er

    dobre z kurczakiem milanese

    over 3 years
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    Pam Purnell

    Strawberry, fruity, light

    6 months
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Ok but not a normal Pinot

    5 months
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    grael44

    a good solid wine.

    12 months
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    shanners26

    Great with seafood pasta

    about 1 year
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Good. Buy again.

    4 months
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    Fellow Drync'er

    new zealand

    over 4 years
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    Hollyw00d

    fruit mild

    over 3 years
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    roninaps

    Very tart.

    6 months
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    Fellow Drync'er

    very good!

    over 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Fruity

    almost 5 years
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    eahahn

    may'10

    over 3 years
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    BirdSeed5

    smooth

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Yummy.

    8 months
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    AbstruseMind13

    Sweet

    over 2 years
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    romin_dj

    8 months
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    Fellow Drync'er

    89

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Winemakers notes
    With pinot noir the fruit is always the primary focus. Each vineyard block is harvested as a separate parcel and treated individually at each stage of the winemaking process. This enables us to influence and enhance the wine using traditional winemaking techniques, adding subtlety and complexity. We use a combination of barrel and tank fermentation and mature the wine in a mix of new and older French oak. Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is elegant cool climate pinot noir at its best. Fragrant, soft and flavourful with aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length.