2021 Saddle Block Pinot Noir
100% pinot noir grapes sourced exclusively from our estate in Southeast Kelowna.
Grape clones Dijon 828, 115, 777, and 667 were hand harvested, 90% destemmed, and after 7 days of cold soaking, spontaneous fermentation commenced. Once the wine was dry the grape skins were pressed off and the wine was moved into French oak barrels for a period of 13 months with approximately 25% being new.
A full fragrant nose of cherry, raspberry, plum, and violet with delicate savoury notes peeking through. The palate is fresh and juicy with more dark seductive flavours of cherry, cinnamon, clove, and earth.
Pair with prosciutto tomato pizza, sushi, 70% dark chocolate
410 cases produced.
Enjoy now or cellar until 2031.
Gold - 2023 National Wine Awards of Canada
Silver - 2023 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards
Gold - 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships
94 points. This estate-grown Pinot Noir has emerged as one of the best examples of this varietal; and still affordable. ... Aromas of cherry and raspberry leap from the glass. On the palate, there are flavours of dark cherry and blackberry with notes of forest floor to add complexity. ~ John Schreiner on Wine