2009 Soho Pinot Noir Black Label
"Award winning winemaker David Clouston has created a Marlborough wine that serves up a core of spicy black cherry and opulent red summer fruits. Dark chocolate with a hit of well integrated French oak adds intrigue. The palate is smooth textured with velvety tannins and a long finish... this wine should be wrapped in tobacco leaf." - Winery
"Marlborough born & bred Dave Clouston (Two Rivers of Marlborough) joins the SOHO WINE CO team to produce wines that are true expressions of Marlborough's unique terrior. Dave's wines are clean, pure, & consistent, with a strong focus on balance, length and texture. High quality & hand crafted wines have earned David gold medals for both his Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. With 23 vintages under his belt it is hard to believe this award winning winemaker is only in his early 30s...his commitment & energy exude throughout his wine & his lifestyle...carving up waves, snow & even the odd dance floor." - Winery
"Bright & long summer days with cool nights typify the climate in Marlborough & result in the ability to produce crisp, zesty whites & suave cool climate reds. Marlborough is defined by two districts, the Wairau & Awatere, both ancient riverbeds with free draining alluvial loam over gravelly subsoil. Within these sub regions are a varying & complex array of micro climate & soils. The long, consistent growing season, temperate pacific breeze & cool nights preserve the bright fruit characters, which encourage classic Marlborough wines. Sauvignon Blanc is still the region’s principal grape but the climate is cool & recently fine examples of Riesling & Pinot Gris have emerged."
"The regions is now the largest producer of Pinot Noir & acclaim is mounting for these fragrant, supple, mouth filling reds. SOHO sources grapes from their own vineyards in the Wairau Valley (Brancott sub region). Additionally SOHO's winemaker Dave Clouston tends to various special vineyards within the valleys enabling him to unleash Marlborough's full potential, crafting wines of the land - pure, taut & focused." - Winery