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2014 Sea Pearl Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

2014 Sea Pearl Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir Zoom

This wine offers impressions of cherry, cranberry, vanilla, spice and raspberry.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2014
Brand: Sea Pearl
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About This Wine

If you’ve ever been to New Zealand, you may have seen them.

These native creatures live in the cool, shallow waters, and have long been revered for their brilliant iridescent shells, considered to have the widest color spectrum of any abalone in the world. They can produce a stunning pearl, and are known as Paua.

Sea Pearl is named after this New Zealand treasure, and Sea Pearl Pinot Noir is crafted from fruit grown in low-cropping vineyards in the southern Wairau River valleys of Marlborough, within close proximity to the sea. A purist approach to winemaking ensures the vineyards are in perfect condition, letting the fruit express itself with minimal intervention in the winery.

Once fermentation was completed, portions of this wine were aged in French oak and stainless steel tanks. The finished product is bright and medium-bodied, with a round texture on the mid-palate — a true pearl of a wine.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Wairau River Valleys of Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Cranberry, Vanilla, Spice and Raspberry
  • Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing Suggestionlamb burgers with seasoned frites.

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    As a fan of Pinot Noir this wine left me wondering if it had been picked at mid-day in the hot sun and just had not the opportunity to prove itself.

    4/16/2017 Charles Hufman
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  • Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
    Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
  • Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
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