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Seresin Raupo Creek Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, New Zealand

Pinot noir

Cinematographer Michael Seresin of Midnight Express and Bugsy Malone fame maintains an organic estate featuring a horse-drawn wagon that sprays compost "tea" to ward off vine pests. There is often depth exhibited by wines grown in such an old-school manner. You'll find that here, not just in the chewy complexity of the primary, berry-like fruit but also the floral overtones and meaty essence of bacon that emerge in the second act, hallmarks of many fine pinots. It's crisp and lightly tannic, a good candidate for three to five more years of cellaring.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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