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Innocent Bystander 2015 "Central Otago" Pinot Noir, New Zealand

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Price: $25
KWG Score: 91
No. Professional Ratings: 2
# of Cases: 3,000
This cherry-red colored Pinot Noir from New Zealand opens with a red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is tart red raspberry and strawberry rhubarb blend with hints of mild minerality and gentle oak. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This good value Pinot is a nice wine to pair with food. I would pair it with Chinese pork dumplings. Enjoy - Ken


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