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Martin's Lane Naramata Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
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16¾/20

Martin's Lane Naramata Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of a trio of single vineyard pinot noirs released in 2014, this is sourced from the volcanic soiled Naramata Ranch vineyard, at the far north end of the bench, and a mix of Pommard, 943 (the newer Dijon clone with small, oval berries and long bunches) and 828. After native ferment, this rested 17 months in French extra tight grain oak before bottling unfiltered. Generous on the elegant blue-fruited palate, with plum, boysenberry, black cherry, light kisses of smoke and black pepper. Tannins are softly silty, housing well the youthful fruit. Drinking very well now, and will age.Tasted: 18 October 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 100.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 035045