Each case contains 2 bottles of each:
Division 2020 'Un' Pinot Noir / Portland, Oregon
Fantastic urban winery making terroir-driven wines inspired by their time in France. A very exciting project that we get a small allocation from yearly. This is their well-known, multi-vineyard cuvee that's a little lighter-bodied in style but it punches well above its weight in terms of both quality and finesse. Aged in French oak (approx. 15% of which is new) for 8 months and then concrete tanks for 2 months prior to bottling.
Schug 2020 Sonoma Pinot Noir / California, USA
91 Points, Decanter
Pure red fruit character with intense aromas of cherry, cola and forest floor. Lovely focused palate, elegant with a bright acidity.
Pyramid Valley 2018 North Canterbury Pinot Noir / South Island, New Zealand
91 Points, Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)
An unadulterated expression of Pinot Noir. Broody, savory and smoky, the wine envelops you with its seductive and slightly mysterious caress. There are herbal undertones, with 30% whole bunch undoubtedly contributing some of that character, but it's only one layer of many, not the dominating factor. This was a warm summer but the wine retains mouthwatering freshness, and the whole bunch also brings a lovely sappy tension on the long finish. There's 20% new French oak, allowing the fruit to be the star. Supple and drinking well now, it's an intriguingly fragrant style that shows both an adventurous and a more natural side to New Zealand Pinot Noir.