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Pinot Noir Cuvée, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL
$51.85
Pinot Noir

A beautiful violet aroma on the nose, with hints of preserved blueberry, liquorice, and sticky spice cake. Flavours of dark blackberry, plum and vanilla on the palate with complexities like bacon fat, toast, and mint chocolate linger on the finish.

Decant and enjoy now or cellar until 2030.

Winemaking: Pinot Noir clones 828, Pommard, 115, and 667 are hand harvested and destemmed, then cold soaked for 6-7 days prior to undergoing spontaneous fermentation. After approximately 21 days the skins are removed and the wine is transferred to French oak barrel to age for 13 months (40% new). This wine is built to cellar.

Source: Fruit sourced from Golden Retreat Vineyard in Summerland and our estate in South East Kelowna.

Residual Sugar: 0.8 g/L

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The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in April's Wine Club package, 2021.

 

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Golden Retreat Vineyard, Summerland & SpearHead Estate Vineyard, Kelowna
Residual Sugar: 0.7 g/L
Cases Produced: 450

 

Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Medium-dark, brick red colour.
Nose: Cherry, raspberry, vanilla, and floral aromas. Hints of pepper spice and smoke.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Dry. Cherry, raspberry, and light plum flavours. Black peppercorn, cedar, green pepper, and a hint of smoke. Well balanced.
Quality: Outstanding. 91 points. Drink now or hold 2-3 years.

 

Food Pairing: Mongolian meatball ramen, gnocchi with truffled mushrooms, carpaccio with mustard sauce, glazed ham with pineapple and cloves, and rack of lamb with olive tapenade.