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2011 Prancing Horse Estate Pinot Noir

This is a fragrant wine with a warm fruity nose of cherry fruit a hint of oak and a little lift. On the palate there is bright fruit complexity with floral, strawberry and rhubarb crumble, herb and sautéed greens. A nervy spine brings subdued tannins and a crisp finish

Viticulturist Paul Danaher speaks about 2011

Despite rain at both ends of the season, this was a small but particularly fine vintage. It was a wet year; we saw quite heavy winter rain in early spring that dried up in December to allow flowering and fruit set to occur. The cold wet weather returned, continuing into February and March but fortunately in April temperatures returned to normal allowing fruit to ripen slowly into vintage. Despite the cool weather and some disease pressure, our vineyard saw fruit picked in excellent condition with average yields and plump berry weight higher than average.”