This Rainbow Creek 2008 Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region, is one I was quite pleasantly surprised about. As the bottle states, this wine produces traditional open-tank fermentation using natural yeasts, matures in French oak barrels. Shows bright berry aromas, with velvety, dark red fruit characters that give a soft yet lingering finish.
When I poured a glass of this Pinot Noir, I found it to be more of a light brownish in color, so my thought was it would be light in taste, but to my surprise, this was actually the opposite, more of a heavier Pinot Noir, agreeing to the soft yet lingering finish. This is one to keep on my list of good budget wines. Not one I would put in the “yummy” category, but certainly one to enjoy.