Rippon Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir

Rippon was one of Central Otago’s first vineyards and has risen to become one of the finest in the country. 2011 is a brilliant rendition of captivating exotic complexity and breathtakingly fine structure. Its fine-tuned palate is a vinous replica of the mineral schist of this inimitable site, finely textured and driving in its grand persistence and seamless line. Gorgeous layers of exotic spice, pepper, sarsaparilla, black cherry and plum fruits make for immediate appeal within this long-lived frame. $67 at Dan’s.