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Black Hills Nota Bene 2010

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. A super cool year always brings out the dill, herbal, leafy notes at Nota Bene as does 57 percent cabernet sauvignon. The years have shed some of the resiny roasted tomato notes leaving a simple soft ready to drink red that might be best served with a roast pork. The blend is a 57/32/11 mix of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc at 14.1 percent alcohol. Winemaker Graham Pierce.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$53.00750ml$53 was the release price.
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 708073UPC: 62990061533