There are times when I take a few sips of a Pinot Noir from New Zealand and think the Kiwis have discovered the road to nirvana for this notoriously finicky grape. And then I hit a few speed bumps. A few weeks ago a group from Central Otago, currently the darling of Kiwi Pinot regions, put on a tutored tasting in San Francisco to demonstrate their sub-regions.
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