Rachel Pinot Noir – 2013

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

Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2013 Rachel Pinot Noir has an earthy nose of loam, moss-covered bark and garrigue with a core of raspberry leaves, red currants and wild thyme.  The medium-bodied palate offers intense red berry and earth flavors with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing with great length.

© Wine Advocate, December, 2016
88 Points

(Marlborough, 13.5%). Here the restrained nose is showing a bit of maturity with its notes of spiced plum and dark berry liqueur. The medium-bodied flavors are not quite as concentrated but they’re both finer and better delineated while culminating in a moderately austere and dusty finish that flirts with dryness. This is by no means unbalanced but it would be fair to say that it’s less harmonious than the best in the range. I would be inclined to be drinking this now as I fear the dryness may become more pronounced with further aging.  now+

Allen Meadow's Burghound, October, 2020