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Pinot Noir Saddle Block, 2021

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2021 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.8% ALC/VOL
$44.95
Pinot Noir

A full fragrant nose of cherry, raspberry, plum, and violet with delicate savoury notes peaking through. The palate is fresh and juicy with more dark seductive flavours of dark cherry, cinnamon, clove, and earth. Pair with prosciutto tomato pizza, sushi, 70% dark chocolate.

Drink now or cellar until 2031.

Winemaking: Grape clones Dijon 828, 115, 777, and 667 were hand harvested, 90% destemmed, and after 7 days of cold soaking, spontaneous fermentation commenced. Once the wine was dry the grape skins were pressed off and the wine was moved into French oak barrels for a period of 13 months with approximately 25% being new.

  • British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2023, Silver Medal British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2023, Silver Medal
  • 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal
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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.

    • British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2023, Silver Medal
    • 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold
    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal