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Estate Pinot Noir, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.7% ALC/VOL
Pinot Noir

This is our sixth vintage of our Estate Pinot Noir. The grapes for this wine are sourced entirely from our sustainably farmed Estate vineyard, on the Naramata Bench (sub GI). The resulting wine is rich and full Pinot, perfect for pairing with salmon, duck and our Upper Bench cheese of course. 100% Pinot Noir. Only 95 cases produced.

Nose: black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, plum, dark chocolate, leather

Palate: Red cherry, raspberry, currant, pomegranate, strawberry, red gooseberry, violet & dusty cedar.

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The 2016 vintage was a featured wine in May's Wine Club package, 2020.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Upper Bench Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 165


Appearance: Deep ruby in colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy, earthy, plum bouquet with a red licorice note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, ripe black cherry flavour with mellow tannins and a warm alcoholic finish.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink now or hold for a year to allow the oak to integrate.


Food Pairing: Grilled quail with goji berries and pine nuts, turkey sausage with sauerkraut, squash soup with lentils, stuffed eggplant with lamb and feta, leek and pecorino pizza, glazed ham with red peppers, and roasted rabbit with oranges and herbs.