This stellar Pinot can proudly stand beside its neighbors Martinborough and Dry River…but at a MUCH lower price. And like all the best Martinborough Pinots, it will age to incredible heights.
Suckling rates it the best Escarpment Estate Pinot ever, at 95 points:
The product of a warm, dry summer and balanced crop loads, this is a very strong vintage for this iconic Martinborough pinot noir. On the nose, plenty of fresh red cherries and spiced red plums come to the fore. Succulent, fluid and mouth-filling on the palate. The tannins are sturdy yet silky in a classic pinot style. Impressive concentration and freshness here.
As does the Wine Spectator, which prices this at $60:
Expressive, starting with a core of muscular blackberry and cherry flavors that expand to Earl Grey tea, rose petal and sarsaparilla details. Pepper and fresh earth notes are robust and present on the finish. Drink now through 2028.