Ryan Nelsen Pinot Noir 2011
A lovely ruby core with a lick of pink at the rim
N: A classic mix of Central Otago dried herb, cherry, cranberry and raspberry - mixed in with a little sense of undergrowth then brown spices from some oak influences.
P: Dry with fruits and flavors that reflect the nose; Medium+ fine tannins from the oak at first then fruit - combined adding a little 'zap' of texture and youthfulness. Medium to medium+ in length - this wine is still a little young and needs perhaps 12 months more maturation time in bottle. It is well made with sound balance, again - will improve with some cellar time.
3.5 Stars now though I expect an easy to 4 Stars by October 2013.