Both the Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2014 and the Spy Valley ENVOY Outpost Pinot Noir have also been named in Tyson Stelzer’s Australian and New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017.
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The Top 10 Wines of the Year Under $60
Spy Valley Envoy Outpost Vineyard Omaka Valley Pinot Noir 2014 $55 | Marlborough | Screw Cap | 13.5% alcohol | Drink 2019-2026 | 95 points Character, refinement and definition unite in an enticing Envoy from a steep hillside vineyard. It captures rose petal and potpourri fragrance and dried herb complexity, set against a seamless backdrop of red cherry and strawberry fruit. Finely integrated, bright acidity melds with a firm, fine and confident tannin chassis that promises enduring potential. That ethereal rose petal perfume lingers long and effortless.
The Top 20 Wines of the Year Under $30
Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 $30 | Marlborough | Screw Cap | 13.5% alcohol | Drink 2016-2018 | 93 points With a bright purple-red hue and a youthful palate, this is a gloriously fruit-focused Marlborough style of violet perfume, ripe dark berry fruits and deep black cherry presence. It’s enlivened with lively acidity and structured with gentle, fine tannins that make for an immediately beguiling style to drink right away. Outstanding value.
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