" What a gorgeous Pinot. The nose shows bramble, cherry-vanilla, raspberry bush, lavender, rosehips and pomegranate. It’s textured and layered on the palate with cherry-kirsch and anise flavours bolstered by oak and warm spices. It has length through the finished and is balanced nicely by racy acidity." - Rick van Sickle, July 2012
Finalist - Best of Varietal Judging, Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, 2012
Growing Conditions: A cool growing season, warm fall, low rainfall
Vineyard Operations: Spur pruned, Vertical Shoot positioning, green bunch removal
The fruit for this wine was chosen from the best that is available from the 2008 vintage. Grapes were crushed as whole berries. After primary fermentation, 100% of this wine received ML Bacteria and was aged in 3-5 Year old French Oak barrels for 12 months. After bottling it received a further 3 years of bottle aging before release.