Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir

An alluring and pretty Dog Point and a triumph for the season. It takes the tangy style of Marlborough 2012 and builds deep intensity of black cherry fruit, cherry kernel complexity and violet perfume. It achieves this with quite some energy and drive, yet upholds its integrity in confident, finely structured tannins, and excellent persistence, promising great things in the cellar, cork withstanding. $32 at Wine Culture (2011).