2006 Composite Pinot Noir, Ara, Marlborough

I made a quick stop at Kitsilano Wine Cellars tonight and had this wine pointed out to me… and y’all now I’m a fan of the Pinot, so I had to give it a try.

I’ve had a couple of Pinots from New Zealand’s Marlborough region that I’ve loved in the last year and I’ve gotta’ say that this is among them. In the glass its colour is incredibly light – bordering on a rosé. A sniff belies its red character. It shows ripe red cherry, cranberry, and a citrus edge. A sip gives up all that fruit with a medium-long mineral-laced finish.

Yum. Tonight, it paired incredibly well with grilled salmon.. and because of its bright acidity, would pair equally well with many foods.

This is a winner folks. If you enjoy Pinot, you really should give it a try. I have to add, that as a design geek, I also love the label. 🙂

$31 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars