Pinot Noir

Rivers Edge Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir is considered an intellectual’s wine. Not the kind who smoke cigars and drink neat spirits nor the sort that hang out at back-bar grunge music sessions but rather those who seek subtlety and complexity in their lives, like to think about what they are drinking and heaven forbid, even discuss their beverages with similarly affected enthusiasts.

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Home Block Pinot Noir 2013

2013 was described by a winemaker friend as a “Goldilocks” season – not too hot, not too cold; not too dry and not too wet…. Just right! Such conditions have imbued the Pinot Noir with an incredible sense of balance, harmony and togetherness. After just 3 months in the bottle this is not the kind of teenager who wears his cap backwards and hangs around in the town square after dark – this is the well-adjusted lad who will be found handing round the guacamole at his parent’s 20th wedding anniversary.

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Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

While tasting our way through the barrel cellar 9 months after harvest we came upon a batch of Pinot and thought: this is not good. This is not great. This is magnificent! The exemplary 2013 season had produced Pinot Noir of the quality we have rarely seen and for the first time ever we seized upon the opportunity to separately bottle the best of the best and the Reserve label was born.

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