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Black Hills Nota Bene 2004

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. One of the lighter wines in the tasting it has evolved like many before it into a round soft, sweetish red that is ready to drink. The alcohol is carrying it at this point but it is enjoyable to drink. Lacks complexity but its one of the first to show refinement in structure and length. The 2004 is a 46/36/18 blend of cabernet sauvignon / merlot and cabernet franc. Winemaker Senka Tennant.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$36.90750ml$36.90 was the release price.
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 708073UPC: 8336665001033