Winery: Dog Point
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Oak: 18 months new and old French oak
Average Price: $39.00
Tasting notes: Ruby red color, nose filled with meaty tones and ripe red fruits. The palate shows one of a kind balance between the dense oak, ripe strawberries and the light tannin influence. The aftertaste is very interesting and very long, with all above impressions dancing on the tongue.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Normally I am not a very big fan of reds with cheese, but this Pinot does the job very well. Try Epoisses and this wine and be happy. Truffle stuffed Poultry is obvious for this – but fried fish like mullet with red wine sauce and steamed vegetables is also a very interesting match.
Winery Notes: The Dog Point vineyard is somewhat a mysterious winery. Their homepage reveals very little to the consumer. Dog Point makes their wines in a very traditionally way, letting Mother Nature do her part to make these excellent wines. The Wairau Plains vineyards have long hours of sun, which gives fruit-packed pinot noirs.