Trinity Hill, Pinot Noir 2016, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Tasting Note: We should all be drinking more non-sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, and this weekday pinot noir is a good place to start.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus intensity nose of strawberry, red plum, blossom, orange-citrus peel along with notes of red currant.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied pinot noir delivers medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
There are notes of midpalate complexity, even as the wine is mostly straightforward in profile.
Open and put on the table for a party; no one will be disappointed.
Bottle Note: Fresh fruit characters including cherry and strawberry, combine with a soft velvety texture. Spice and chocolate flavors from aging in small French oak barrels. An excellent match with roasted duck and lamb. Lot Number L7168.
Price: $17 (I paid $10)
Importer: Terroir, St. Helena, California
Tasting Date: July 22, 2019