Wine Advocate 91 points - Medium ruby-purple-colored, the 2011 Pinot Noir presents a nose of black cherry compote, black raspberries and wild blueberries with hints of menthol and cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied with a good amount of fruit supported by a low to medium level of grainy tannins and lively acid, it finishes long with some earthiness coming through. Drink it now to 2017+. (Oct 2013)
Dog Point Vineyard is a partnership between two Cloudy Bay alumni, enologist James Healy and viticulturalist Ivan Sutherland. The estate vineyards are among the oldest in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, with some dating back to the 1970s. The vines are planted on free draining silty clay loams. The winemaking is non-interventionist, and all the wines (with the exception of the Sauvignon Blanc) are given extended barrel aging with minimal racking and handling. Bottling is done without fining and with minimal filtration.