Villa Maria 2009 Private Bin Pinot Noir
A delicious and well-made wine that is lighter in style than most other pinot noirs from Marlborough. Expect aromas of raspberry and cherry fruit, with tomato leaf and tobacco complexity. It is mid-weight on the palate, with the ripe and bright cherry fruit balanced by soft acidity and gentle tannin. Very good length. Seared tuna, roast pork or roast veal would go well. Best 2011 to 2014.
- Alberta: $22
- Ontario: $20
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Steve Thurlow co-founded the Wine Access International Value Wine Awards and owns a wine education business, Wine for Life. Steve is a judge at international wine competitions and the education director for the Independent Wine Education Guild.