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Quails' Gate Pinot Noir Richard's Blocktext
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16¾/20

Quails' Gate Pinot Noir Richard's Block 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of three pinot noirs released from the stellar 2016 vintage from pinot specialist Quails' Gate, this wine is named after the Stewart family's father, Richard, instrumental in bringing the grape to the Okanagan Valley in the early ‘70s. The fruit comes from the Boucherie slopes, ancient volcanic soils, just above their West Kelowna winery. A blend of Dijon clones, each block was vinified separately (native and cultivated yeasts) in stainless steel before aging in French oak barrels for 11 months. Warm cherry, ripe plum, savoury strawberry jam on a tight, mineral-driven palate. Puffs of smoke and cinnamon texture and spice this medium bodied wine.Tasted: 05 April 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 54.99 winery direct, club members Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 613539UPC: 778856416206