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Black Hills Nota Bene 2001

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 2001 NB is a 46/35/19 blend of cabernet sauvignon/ merlot/cabernet franc at 14 percent alcohol. The nose is a mix of cooler, root vegetable, smoky licorice notes. Back in the day it was one of the hardest young NBs and while the tannins have dissipated the dry cedar, peppery olive notes persist. Happy to see these days gone. Winemaker Rusty Figgins.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$28.00750ml$28.00 was the release price
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc