New Zealand is known best for Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir. I like Pinot Noirs, but everyone does. Garnet in color with a mild nose of red berries, strawberries and raspberries. On the mid pallet this wine matches the nose with strawberries and raspberries as the dominant flavor. It’s slightly sweet. Not too much but noticeable. There’s some rustic flavors expected from a pinot noir. With food this wine did not stand up well. I paired it with salmon and it came out flat on the finish. On it’s own you can get some mild acidity, some mild tannins that build in the mouth. This is a subtle wine for sure. I would give it an 88 or so. For the money there are definitely better Pinot Noirs. Not the least of which would be one of my favorites Flat Rock Gravity Pinot Noir.

From the LCBO web site:
MOMO PINOT NOIR 2009 VINTAGES 163972 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 19.95

Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand By: Seresin Estate

Release Date: Apr 28, 2012
14.0% Alcohol/Vol.

Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
A wonderfully smooth and classy expression of ripe red fruit flavors, warm baking spices, vanillin and mineral accents. Very harmonious, with a long finish. Drink now through 2016. Score – 90. (MaryAnn Worobiec,, June 30, 2011)

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