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2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block

2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block
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SKU: 2018 Saddle Block PN

Source

Fruit sourced exclusively from the Saddle Block on our estate in South East Kelowna.

Winemaking

Pinot Noir clones 115, 777, 828 & 667 are separately hand harvested, destemmed and kept cold for 5-7 days before fermentation by indigenous yeasts commences. The time on skins is 16 to 21 days. After gentle pressing the wine is matured in French oak barrels for 13 months (25% new).

Tasting Notes

Complex aromas of ripe dark cherry, preserved strawberry, and floral notes are layered with herbal tea, white pepper and earth. This wine is well-balanced with beautiful texture making it a perfect companion for spiced duck & root vegetables. 

Drink now or cellar for 8 years. 

Production

450 cases produced.

Awards

New Release, stay tuned.

Reviews

90. Oak is nicely handled to the point of being barely obvious. It is bright and quite tart-edged on the palate yet beautifully textured warm and smooth as well. It is not tannic but there is a fitting green foresty edge to the finish. Can I say this, but I thought of Chianti. The length is very good to excellent. Best 2021 to 2026.
* David Lawrason - Wine Align

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Sugar
24 at Harvest
Acid
6.3 g/l
pH
3.54
Residual Sugar
1 g/l
Alcohol %
13.5
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