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Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinor Noir

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Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinor Noir

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
Craggy Range does Pinot well. Crunchy red fruits are on display: red cherry and plum, with cranberry and raspberry providing the lift. The wine displays well-judged oak, tumbling spice, shitake broth, and light game notes further in the distance. Beautifully shaped in the mouth, with a textured, chalky flow over the palate. Super-fine tannins and stony acidity feature through to the lingering, savoury finish.
Good Wine Guide 2013
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
“Still very youthful, this elegant wine was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for nine months in French oak barrels. Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, fresh and concentrated, and a savoury, supple, finely poised finish.” - Michael Cooper - 4.5 Stars
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
“Floral, mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with deliciously ripe, sweet-fruit flavours, savoury and complex, and gentle tannins. Drink now onwards.”
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
No New Zealand estate has ascended into the Pinot firmament as swiftly nor as accurately as Craggy Range. Its 2008 single vineyard Pinot release is its most consistent yet, and Calvert is the star of the show. Hauntingly persistent, seamlessly pure, seductively enticing and bathed in a wave of silky tannins.
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
“Biodynamically grown, a full-coloured, scented and supple wine with good muscle and a core of ripe, plummy, spicy fruit, seasoned with French oak. Lovely marriage of power and approachability in a ‘feminine’ style, rich, harmonious and full of charm.”
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Lovely wine. Very simple and still very young but has a powerful concentration of excellent cherry fruits and great spicy oak definition.
Winestate 20082009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
One of a trio of high-quality producers making wine from this vineyard (the others being Felton Road and Pyramid Valley), the Craggy version is assertive and structured. Classic regional dark cherry aromas, gentle mountain herbs and sweet spice. The palate's supple on entry and builds to a structured finish, bright acidity and deep-seated tannins bring length and drive.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
“Serious yet sensual Central Otago red, from Owen Calvert’s vineyard in Felton Road. Full-coloured, supple and sweet-fruited, with rich cherry/plum flavours, spicy oak and excellent density and complexity. Already delicious, but youthful and well worth cellaring.”

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