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Reserve Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $23.00

Pinot Noir 100.0%
Alcohol 13.8%
PH 3.71
Acidity Tartaric 5.2
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 3090

Growing Conditions

The 2014 vintage started well and was near perfect with some calling it the “best ever”! Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond appropriately, with canopies in excellent balance, however, well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth permitting all varieties to ripen with excellent balance. Cooler autumn months along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan’s warmest and driest growing season concluded on November 4th, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding. Vineyards lived up to their pedigrees producing outstanding wines for the 2014 vintage.

Winemaking

Our 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir was farmed from three of our estate vineyards – Lakeshore, Naramata and Mission Hill Road. The Lakeshore Vineyard in East Kelowna, first planted in 1994, is on a steep hillside that enjoys the lake’s moderating influence and is ideally suited for this varietal. Naramata Ranch is a winemaker’s dream with undulating elevations, multiple soil types and clones to select from, individualized blocks, and spectacular views. While Mission Hill Road, perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, has steep, hillside vineyards with a southeast aspect.

Aging

9 months in French oak (10% new).

Harvest

Date: September and October 2014

Nose

Ripe raspberry and Rainier cherry on the nose.

Palate

Aromas evolve to complex flavours of spice, wild strawberries, and black cherry.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with goose, swordfish, quail, turkey, Gruyere, Comte and Brie.


A Selection of Other Pinot Noir's from Okanagan Valley


A Selection of Other Pinot Noir's from Canada