Rachel Pinot Noir – 2012

Region: New Zealand


Estate grown grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards are handpicked and transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking – wine of passion, grace and spirit. Acknowledging Seresin’s ongoing commitment to sound environmental practices as a winegrower, Seresin won the Marlborough District Council’s 2009 Marlborough Environment Award.


91 Points

(from low-yielding, organically farmed vines; vinified with wild yeasts; following 12 months of aging in 20% new French oak, the best barrels were selected for another six months of oak aging): Bright, dark red. High-pitched peppery perfume to the aromas of raspberry and spices.  Concentrated and deep, conveying a restrained sweetness to the flavors of raspberry and saline minerality. This savory, very tactile wine finishes with suave but serious tannins and terrific length. Built to age. 2018-2025

Vinous, May, 2016
92 Points

This is a big, rich style of Pinot, with toast, vanilla and bacon marking the nose.  While the palate delivers more black cherry fruit, it still remains savory overall.  It’s slightly chewy on the finish, so drink 2017-2025.

Wine Enthusiast, July, 2016