93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
90 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
One of New Zealand's favourite Central Otago Pinot Noirs, Rabbit Ranch is a generous, easy drinking style made for casual, anytime enjoyment. Produced by Chard Farm, it has gained its popularity by giving the market exactly what it's looking for - vibrant, fruity Central Pinot in an very friendly, fruit forward, mouthfilling style. Recommended.
The winery writes "The wine is made in a fruit forward, easy drinking style. Lightly oaked and gently handled to display the lively fruit flavours and fine structure of Central Otago Pinot Noir. This 2020 Rabbit Ranch is a classic Central Otago Pinot Noir, vibrant and fruity with a soft tail."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Classic, ripe, fresh, youthful and varietal aromas of red cherry and dark raspberry a mix of dried herb and wild thyme, schist and mineral. Equally ripe, fruity and classic on the palate with flavours that mirror the bouquet, an abundance of tannins and acidity adding texture and mouthfeel. Youthful, salivating, fruity and dry."
Bob Campbell MW writes "This entry-level pinot noir is produced by Chard Farm. Made in a vibrant, fruit-focused style with little oak influence. Light, pretty, easy-drinking pinot noir with ripe cherry, violet, and peppery, stemmy flavours. Simple, accessible wine that offers value at this price. A versatile food wine."