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Black Hills Nota Bene 2012

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. It is the first time in more than a decade merlot has taken the lead in the blend and frankly the wine is much better for it. Softer textures and rounder mouthfeel preview a delicious, balanced, black-fruited red with a savoury smoky, graphite undercurrent. The wine was aged in an 80/20 mix of French and American oak. The best yet. The 2012 Nota Bene blend is 35/57/8 merlot/cabernet sauvignon/cabernet franc at 14.5 percent degrees 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