(2013 Vintage) The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours.
(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.
Cherrie flavor Earthy To my surprise its aromas and taste appear to explode with a little decanting Excellent price quality
dark fruit, subtle tannins, slight spice, light to medium body, dry finish
Very light tannins, thin mouthfeel. Drinkable but not memorable
Smooth and light. Slight sweetness, effervescent on the tounge.