2010 Momo (Seresin) Pinot Noir Marlborough
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale to medium ruby in color with a hint of purple, the 2010 Pinot Noir has an intense core of black cherries, black raspberries and underbrush with hints of violets and moss-covered bark. Medium-bodied with a medium level of grainy tannins and refreshing acid supporting the juicy berry flavors, it finishes long, with a pleasant savory / toasty character. Drink this one now to 2015.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Palish cherry-red. Slightly high-toned aromas of maraschino cherry and fresh herbs. Supple, silky cherry and pomegranate flavors are lifted by a whiff of rose petal, A lively vein of acidity running through the wine gives it a faint bitter edge but keeps it refreshing. This juicy, dry pinot finishes with firm dusty tannins and lingering suggestions of watermelon and raspberry.
This entry-level offering from Seresin offers a pleasing blend of root veggies and mushrooms, with cranberry and raspberry fruit. It's crisp—almost lemony—on the finish, and it has a dusty layer of tannins to ensure that it lasts for at least a few years.
Cherry, cranberry and red berry flavors are fresh and lively, showing details of cedar, mineral and spice, with firm tannins. (Web-2012)
I've spoken before about Seresin's wines, including their entry level label Momo. While the Seresin wines are now certified biodynamic, the Momo tier, which may include some estate fruit, is mostly from growers in the process of converting to organic viticulture. The grapes are hand-harvested, hand-sorted and de-stemmed, and then naturally fermented in open-top fermenters. The wine spends 11 months in French barriques. In other words, this is a whole lot of wine for $17. The nose shows lovely, bright, brambly raspberry, tart cherry and dark strawberry fruit, with earth, clove and dried mandarin orange peel. The palate reveals good acidity framed by fine tannins that lead to a long finish. (Jim Chanteloup, K&L New Zealand wine buyer)