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Dog Point Vineyard is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough. Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. Dog Point Vineyard is located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region. The name “Dog Point” dates from earliest...
Aromas of bright red fruits complemented by floral notes and a subtle, underlying varietal earthy character. Lifted rich fruit and well integrated spicy oak flavours showing excellent balance with sweet tannins and a lingering soft finish. Pair with duck, cervena, red meats and especially truffled venison and mushroom pie.
Aged for eighteen months in new and older French Oak barrels.
- 91 Points -
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2014
Medium ruby colored and opening with a lovely nose of dried cherries, potpourri and game with a touch of baking spices, the 2008 Pinot Noir offers plenty of savory and earthy characters in the mouth, which is a more elegant, restrained style than is typical. It has a long and mineral-laced finish.See detailed press review