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|PINOT NOIR 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Medium deep purple red colour. Fairly intense, gently complex, somewhat earthy, faintly smoky, spicy, crancherry nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, complex, cedar-tinged finish. Has 13.3% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The recommended 2015 (**+) was last released on October 14, 2017 at $28.95.
||Red Table Wine
Intense, Complex, Ripe Crancherry Compote
|TASTING NOTE: How much do I like this 2016 pinot noir that springs from 18 small batch ferments? A lot. The nose is a mashup of Oregon and New Zealand but with perfect restraint. The single-site, clone 777 pinot is juicy and bright. It seems to float out of the glass on a bed of black cherry fruit, dried herbs, and earthy forest floor. Cool, delicate, persistent, balanced and delicious; this is real wine with a genuine pinot ethos and finesse at a mere 13.3 percent alcohol. A bit of ageing will add that final note of complexity to take it to another level. Impressive. It's 100 percent oak aged for 19 months but only 25 percent of the barriques are new. Score - 90 (Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, April 27, 2018)
||vintages release - October 13, 2018
||112 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent