James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Nautilus Pinot Noir 2019

Product description

Nautilus Pinot Noir is dark ruby in color. The complex nose displays dark cherries, plums, earthy notes and a touch of toasty spice. The palate is concentrated and elegant with a fine dense core of tannins and a long savory finish.

Beautiful accompanied by venison with star anise.

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A gentle perfume of cloves, red berries and orange peel lend a potpourri-like feel to this Pinot. It's slightly sappy and autumnal, with a raw mineral edge. The palate is lightweight but with a sturdy spine of sap-like tannins and snappy acidity that feels like you're taking a bite rather than a sip. There is an ease and expressiveness here that's easy to love.

92 Points - James Suckling

A fragrant nose of cranberries, sour cherries, redcurrants, dried flowers and sweet spices. Medium body with crisp acidity and velvety tannins. Round and creamy with spicy character to the finish. Long and vibrant.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2019 Southern Valleys Pinot Noir is concentrated and densely packed with flavor and tannin. The Southern Valleys are typified not only by the undulating hillside upon which the vineyards are perched but most notably by the soils, which are heavier and more loess dominant than the rocky river bed of the Wairau Valley. This gives the density and intensity that we see here, with hints of game and blood, strawberry, sour red cherry, some dried herbs and a hint of caper brine, plus cinnamon spice, to boot. Classy wine. These Southern Valleys Pinot are exciting because they achieve admirable tannin density and flavor ripeness at relatively low alcohol, lending them finesse and detail.

90 Points - Wine Spectator

90 Points - Vinous