Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2012

"Both of the winery’s Pinot Noirs clearly have benefitted from the Burgundian detail that has gone into making them. This wine is dark in color, with a glorious aroma of cherry and toasty oak. The texture is every so silky; and the wine delivers flavours of cherries and red berries modified by a toasty, savoury spice. The wine benefitted greatly from a year in oak and three years in bottle before release. The finish is long. Bottom line: an elegant wine with good aging potential" - John Schreiner, May 2016.

*93pts - John Schreiner, May 2016
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Lovely dark cherry red colour in the glass. The nose is beautiful with dried herbs, cranberry, red flowers, dark chocolate with orange zest, and black licorice. It opens up showing mushrooms, leather and dried berries. The palate is bright with a red berry compote, but has our typical orange zest and citrus notes, giving the wine a beautiful freshness despite its considerable aging. The wine finishes with soft tannins, persistence and elegance.
*93pts - John Schreiner, May 2016 *90pts - Liam Carrier, Icon Scores, June 2016. *87pts - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2016.
Vineyard Notes
After back-to-back cooler than average vintages, 2012 was a welcome return to typical warm Okanagan summer and cool autumn. The vineyards were in very good condition leading up to harvest and there was little to no sorting of fruit necessary in the vineyard or winery. Some minor green harvesting was completed at the start of veraison to ensure even ripening at picking time.
Production Notes
The grapes were destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters before cold settling on skins for 3 days. The wine was then inoculated and slowly allowed to warm naturally. Temperature and extraction was maintained and monitored using traditional punch downs. This allowed us to gently extract the colour and flavour without bringing out too much tannin. The wines were then pressed to old barrels that allow for aging and maturation without imparting oak flavour into the wine. The wines were kept on the lees and topped regularly over 18 months before being bottled and then aged in bottle for at least one year to allow proper bottle conditioning to occur and bring out the wonderful complexities of our vineyard sites.
Cases made: 1050
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
October 2012
Cellaring potential 5 - 8 years
Bottling Date
May 2014
Residual Sugar
2.0 g/L
Alcohol %
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Product Reviews
Cooper's Gravatar
(Jun 20, 2018 at 1:34 PM)
I bought a bottle of this on a recent visit to the Okanagan Valley. I'm not a wine expert, but I do like wines and pay attention to them. I enjoyed this one immensely. The only reason I haven't given it an "excellent" rating here is that I don't have much experience with pinot noir. I don't know how this one compares to what PN drinkers are looking for. What I can say is that it pushed all the right buttons for me... so much so that I ordered to more bottles that were recently delivered to my home. I expect I'll be ordering more... and I've become quite interested in learning more PNs in general.

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Dan Bergen
(Nov 14, 2018 at 8:22 AM)
A very good Pinot, smooth and relatively full bodied.

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Robert McLaren
(Jan 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM)
4.5 Rating. From Aug 12, 2018 opening. This was a hit at our deck party last night. Smooth with classic Pinot Noir palate, but more full bodied with high EtOH. A mild amount of complexity but nicely balanced. Love these full bodies PN's in the Okanagan. Drink now I would say.

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Oldfield Series Pinot Noir 2012