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Black Hills Nota Bene 2000

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis note comes from a 17-wine vertical tasting held in Osoyoos, British Columbia on Saturday September 30. Each of the bottles tasted were in good physical condition although clearly some of the older, formative years are now past their best. Working through 17 vintages of Nota Bene makes it clear that better viticulture, older grapes vines, new facilities and better wine knowledge has improved the all-round quality of the current Nota Bene labels when compared to its humbler beginnings. The 2000 Nota Bene is a 52/25/23 blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot with 14 percent alcohol. It’s one of the darker wines in the lineup sporting a light smoky licorice nose now with almost no fruit left. The palate is tired and showing some oxidation with mostly cedar, tobacco earthy flavours at this point. Well past its prime. Winemaker Rusty FigginsTasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$28.00750ml$28 was the release price.
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Merlot