Dark cherry, violet and cinnamon spice aromas complement red fruit, chocolate and subtle spice flavours on the palate. The fruit flavours are framed with supple tannins and a core of juicy acidity. This wine is immediately enjoyable but will continue to drink well for the next eight years. The Southern Valleys are located directly south of Wairau Valley and are known for clay-based soils and cooler evening temperatures during the critical ripening period. Some of the oldest hillside Pinot Noir plantings in Marlborough are found in this sub-region. These high-density plantings experience the perfect conditions for producing intense, unique, and memorable Pinot Noir wines. 94 Points Bob Campbell, MW 2018.