Friday, June 14, 2013

Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2011, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

This wine is 100% Pinot Noir from 5 to 27 year old vines.  Over 50% of this vintage was fermented with wild yeast, with maturation in new to three year old French oak for 10 months and alcohol commes in at 12.5%

This wine opened up with a sumptuous bouquet of ripe berry fruit, red currants, savoury spices, light floral and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, light to medium bodied with a silky smooth texture, a delicious spicy, sweet and sour fruit profile, fresh acidity and fine grained tannins. Very nice finish on this Pinot, quite consistent, smooth with spicy fruit flavours and an underlying minerality. This is a very elegant Pinot Noir, loved the low alcohol, minimum amount of oak, very feminine and pretty. Gorgeous, score 93 points. 

Purchased at the Vancouver International Wine Festival February 28, 2013 at $24.90

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