2018 Pinot Noir Clone 828
Fruit sourced exclusively from our estate in South East Kelowna.
Pinot Noir clone 828 ripened beautifully in 2018 which led to Winemaker Grant Stanley’s decision to produce a single vineyard, single clone Pinot Noir this year. The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and cold soaked for 6 days before wild fermentation. Approximately 18 days on skins, then pressed gently and moved into French oak barrel (25% new) where the wine aged for 13 months.
Spice aromas of sage, nutmeg, and black tea accompanied by coco, cassis, and wild blueberry. The tannin is ripe and the lingering finish carries notes of caramel.
Enjoy now or cellar for 5 years.
120 cases produced.
New release, stay tuned.
93. There is indeed a lovely, calm almost ethereal florality, cran/raspberry ripeness and oak finesse that sends up beguiling perfume. It is medium weight, substantial yet silky with very fine if still youthful tannin. Texturally very fine, with excellent length. It is so in tune you can easily enjoy it now after an hour aeration, but also structured to live a decade. Wine Club only.
* David Lawrason - Wine Align