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Spierhead Pinot Noir Cuvée

Spierhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of three pinot noirs from 2015, the black label Cuvée is a barrel selection of estate fruit. This year five clones (four Dijon and one Pommard) spent ten months in French oak. Deeper, fuller than the others in the portfolio, this is lined with black cherry, black raspberry and smoked branch. Tannins are finely gritty and cedar-lined, finishing with a bitter black cherry skin. Bitter amaro-esque herbs filter throughout this fuller-bodied red, upping the interest. Youthful still, this will evolve into an elegant wine with a couple of years in the cellar.Tasted: 10 March 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 38.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Spierhead WineryDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 620955UPC: 626990245063