Tahuna 2013 Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir

Posted on May 3, 2015

Winery - Tahuna Wines

Location - Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Wine - Tahuna 2013 Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir

Appellation - Hawkes Bay

Alcohol - 12.5% v/v

Price -$15 USD

 

Nose/Aroma - Cherry and violets.

Palate/Flavors - Dark cherry and dark berry fruit. Earthy undertone, almost mushroom. Medium body with dark color. Medium acid and bitterness, light astringency.

Food Pairing - Fusilli pasta with bleu cheese sauce.

Comments - I don't think Pinot Noir when I think Hawkes Bay, though I've made several of them in the past. There are cooler areas where Pinot Noir can grow nicely. Very enjoyable wine that I would call serviceable, but not stunning.