Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley 2018
  • Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.8% alc./vol

Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley 2018

British Columbia, Canada
Regular price $47.00per bottle ($282.00per case)
6 bottles per case

Earthy & Structured

Tantalus Vineyards was founded on the belief that exceptional wines made from a single vineyard of outstanding pedigree would capture the imagination and palates of those seeking authenticity and a sense of place. The winery is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and the City of Kelowna. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 and today is known as the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia.

Each vintage, this flagship Pinot Noir most beautifully captures the evolving maturity of the vineyard; offering us a wonderfully natural expression of the unique terroir in Southeast Kelowna.

Deep crimson in colour, this wine juxtaposes sweet berry and lifted floral aromas against notes of fresh earth and mushroom. Hints of anise and fennel round out the complex aromatic profile. The earthy character follows through on the palate along with dusty cocoa, black plum, chokecherry and baking spice. The finish is long and structured with a vein of minerality and promises a long, age-worthy life for this wine.

We recommend to pair with grilled miso salmon with wild mushrooms, smoked ham or your favourite pizza!

This product is part of the LCBO Classics program. It may take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

Press Reviews

David Lawrason

91 Points

Made from selected vineyard blocks of mature vines separately fermented with natural yeast, then aged in partially new oak for 15 months. It has fairly deep ruby colour and fairly generous nose of red cherry, considerable spice, toast and some foresty character. It is medium weight, with balanced acidity and alcohol, yet still fairly firm with drying woodsy tannin. The length is excellent. I would age this two or three years waiting for a bit more exuberance. Tasted May 2020