| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points (Jul 2015)
Bright ruby in the glass with a bouquet of tart red cherries, candied orange peel, and rose petal. The palate is fruit-forward and loaded with cherries and a zippy acidity and it finishes fresh, dotted with cherries and minerals.
Wine Advocate 87 points (Dec 2014)
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir opens with notes of red plums and red currants alongside nuances of dried herbs, tree bark and roses. The medium-bodied palate has a lovely core of expressive red berry flavors complimented by chewy tannins and a medium-long finish.