Saturday, July 26, 2008
Kim Crawford is one of the most consistent and best run New Zealand wineries. Their portfolio is delicious from top to bottom. Of course, you have had their Sauvignon Blanc that has rated 90 or higher for the past 7 years, but did you know they also make great Pinot Noir. The Rise-And-Shine is part of their "SP" (small parcel) series. It is a very limited release and quite delicious. Currently available at Forsyth and Rock Hill for a limited time. Ask about our case price.
2006 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
"Rise and Shine"...$27.99
"The 2006 Central Otago “Rise-and-Shine” Creek Pinot Noir was sourced from the Clearvue vineyard in Bendigo. A divine expression of Pinot Noir, it has a lovely nose with a sense of controlled opulence: red cherry fruit, Doris plum and blueberry. The palate is full-bodied with good fruit concentration, very pure with fine tannin structure, and a mixture of both red and black cherries on the mineral-rich finish. “Kim Crawford Wine Limited” was the first of New Zealand’s “virtual wineries” i.e. sourcing grapes in from various wine regions and made at other wineries. Founded by Kim and his wife Erica who ran the business from their Auckland home in 1996, their wines were an immediate success and they opened their own winery in Marlborough in 2000 so that they no longer relied upon contract facilities. In addition they secured their first vineyard to meet demand. The tenets are to give consumers reliable, top-quality New Zealand wines and to explore more esoteric grape varieties and vinification techniques."
---Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate