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Pinot Noir Saddle Block, 2020

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

Bright floral aromas, with dark ripe fruit and anise are found on the nose of this wine. With characters of Black Doris Plum, blueberry, piping tobacco, and dark chocolate on the palate. The wine is dense with ripe tannin and a lingering finish.

Drink now or cellar up to 8 years.

Winemaking: Pinot Noir clones 777, 667, 115, 828, and Mt. Eden are separately hand harvested, destemmed and kept cold for 5-7 days before spontaneous fermentation occurs. The total time on skins is 16 to 21 days. After gentle pressing the wine is matured in French oak for 13 months with approximately 25% new barrel.

Residual Sugar: 0.75 g/L

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The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in April's Wine Club package, 2021.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Saddle Block on Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 1.05 g/L
Cases Produced: 450


Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Medium ruby colour.
Nose: Violets, dark cherry, raspberry, and a hint of smoke and black pepper.
Palate: Medium acid, medium+ tannin, medium body. Dry. Black pepper, dark cherry, cassis, smoke, cedar, and a slight vegetal note on the finish. Well balanced.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Drink now or hold 3-4 years.


Food Pairing: Southwestern-style ribs, Szechuan tofu and veggies, cheesesteak stuffed peppers, pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragù, and chicken tikka masala with basmati rice.