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Howling Bluff Pinot Noir Acta Vineyardtext

Howling Bluff Pinot Noir Acta Vineyard 2014

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHowling Bluff has made some amazing progress over the last five years including going sustainable in a big way. No pesticides or chemical fungicides is welcomed by this writer and the plan to be a Net Zero power user by the early 2020s is impressive. Pinot noir is a big focus and winemaker Luke Smith and his son Daniel are all in. I am loving what we see in this 2014 Acta (beach) Vineyard pinot. The site is all 777 and planted on a western sloping ancient seabed. A decade of learning sees this pinot get about a year in oak, split almost evenly between new, one-year-old wood and two-year-old barrels. Sweet pinot spills from the glass redolent in cherries and strawberries, with a touch of savoury, brown spice. Soft, silky and warm it coats the palate in generous ripe red fruit. Well done.Tasted: 22 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$35.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Howling Bluff Estate WinesDistributors: Vinterra Wine Merchants
Bona Vini Wines Co.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 860171UPC: 626990258766