2014 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough
Wine Advocate Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir has a very pretty, floral scented nose with notes of roses and violets over a core of cranberries, Bing cherries and pomegranate. Light to medium-bodied, the palate gives a wonderful intensity of perfumed red berries with just enough herbal and earthy lift, supported by finely grained tannins and harmonious acidity, finishing long. A great showing for Cloudy Bay! Score: 92, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015 Wine Spectator Firm and focused, with wild berry and plum flavors, accented by licorice and cedar hints. A touch of pine needle and forest floor adds an aromatic detail. The licorice element lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,200 cases imported. Score: 89, MaryAnn Worobiec, October 31, 2016
Powerful bouquet and a wide selection of flavors, from the lighter spectrum of rose, violet and ripe berry fruit to dark cherry with a hint of luscious plum.