Category Archives: Central Otago

2006 Wild Earth Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand

Tasted at wednesday Tilth blind tasting group, and today there were 9 wines. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, plum, raspberry, straw, leaves, cinnamon, vanilla, very slight earth, and some oak as well, but very judicious. Pretty complex nose. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, nicely balanced ripe and sour berry flavors, and this brought serious cinnamon flavors, with medium- tannin, medium body, and medium acidity. Moderate finish on this wine, which was one of the first New Zealand Pinot Noirs that hasn’t been on the sour side of the fruit. I will seek more out.