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50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir
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50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Lake Country, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt's surprising that this pinot noir, harvested from various sites on their estate and vinified at the winery way up at the 50th Parallel (high Okanagan) has much more in common with Sonoma Valley than the Okanagan Valley. Deep in hue and expansive in the mouth, this is a blend of young vine Dijon clones (six in all), fermented wild before 14 months in barrel. You can taste faint staves through the richer plum, stewed mulberry and autumnal leaves. There's a smokiness edging to cinnamon and bitter espresso on the very warm (14.5 degrees) finish. Drink now, preferably with thick cut pork or duck.Tasted: 26 April 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: 50th Parallel EstateDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 271239UPC: 626990149545