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Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaQuails' Gate has long been respected for their pinot noir, and this Stewart Family Reserve (the flagship) is one of three releases from the excellent 2016 vintage. The mix of clones is grown from twenty-plus-year-old vines rooted on the ancient, volcanic soils of Mt. Boucherie Bench. SRF is cold soaked to reveal a light cherry hued wine that is native fermented and gently pressed into French barrels where it rests for ten months. The 2016 has finesse and elegance in spades (a trademark of winemaker Nikki Callaway), with gentle cherry, fragrant dark raspberry, forest suboir, housed by tobacco and sweet smoke. Tannins are polished, the palate silken, through a long, peppery and sweet cinnamon finish. Impressive and one of the best we have tasted by QG.Tasted: 05 April 2018Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 49.99 winery direct and private wine shops AB 49.99 private wine shops MB 50.00 Manitoba's Liquor Marts Online ON 54.95 LCBO QC 48.00 SAQ Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 639641UPC: 778856213201