Recommended Reviews Vol. 26 No. 02 Wine

Loveblock Pinot Noir 2020 ❤︎


The founders of Loveblock Wines are veteran winemaker Kim Crawford and his wife Erica, who have been working in wine most of their lives. The grapes for this lovely 100% Pinot Noir are sourced from New Zealand’s Central Otago region on a 20-acre vineyard affectionately named “Someone’s Darling.” Erica said, “Loveblock is a true love story. It is one of depth and dedication.”  

Nose:  Red fruit, cherry, earth, and spice.
Palate: Juicy, rich fruit, cherry, dark plum, red berry notes, with a dash of herbs and spice. Beautifully balanced and smooth with bright acidity.
Alcohol: 13.5%
SRP: $37
Pairings: Cheese, white meat, lamb, risotto, or salmon.

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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