- Pinot Noir
- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Medium Bodied
- 13.9% alc./vol
Wine Align - David Lawrason
From younger blocks on the estate in East Kelowna this was wild fermented and aged 12 months in neutral oak. It doesn't have the depth of more expensive examples but it is quite complex and surprisingly elegant. The nose quite fragrant with well meshed red cherry fruit, florals, spice and forest floor complexity. It is mid-weight, quite gentled finely textured with shrubby, dusty tannin. Could perhaps use one more year of bottle age, but fine drink now as well. Very good length.
Vintage Assessments - Michael Vaughan
This attractive, still fresh, bright 2018 Dijon clone Pinot Noir has a medium-deep bright purple-red colour with gently spicy, fresh, ripe, raspberry-crancherry fruit along with some mineral notes and gentle hints of toast. Dry, medium bodied, bright, fresh, ripe, red cherry purée flavours with some gently tangy, minerally notes on the lingering finish. Fermented on native yeast and aged in French barriques for 11 months (20% new), it has 13.9% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. It was bargain-priced at the winery when first released at only $21.74 and is a pleasure to drink today.