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Black Hills Nota Bene 2009

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. Finally, a vintage with phenolic ripeness that has converted the perennial green notes at Nota Bene into a savoury, plummy, black fruit red with a long, delicious aftertaste. The tannins are dense but sweet and it makes all the difference. Certainly, among the best of the first decade. The blend is a 46/38/16 mix of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc at 14.1 percent alcohol. Winemaker Graham Pierce.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$53.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 708073UPC: 062990061533