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Black Hills Nota Bene 2002

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 2002 was one of the better early wines from Nota Bene that has morphed into a soft, round, easy-sipping red with a sweet candied (volatile) fruit finish. A good example of the sum of the parts exceeding the individual blend of 48/37/15 blend of cabernet sauvignon/ merlot/cabernet franc at 14.5 percent alcohol. No real savoury notes at this point just dry and herbal. Ready to drink with roasted meats. Winemaker Senka Tennant.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$31.95750ml$31.95 was the release price.
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 708073UPC: 8336665001026