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Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve
91POINTS
16¾/20

Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI first encountered this wine a year ago in the cellar and was blown away by its promise back then. A year later in bottle it hardly disappoints. The first ever Tantalus reserve pinot stands out from its gold Dempsey Bob mask and a wax dipped capsule, to its delicate sweet pinot personality. Winemaker David Paterson makes a barrel selection from his top parcels, centered on clone 667 with lesser volumes from clone 115 and 828. The attack is sweet and round but with a delicate underbelly flecked with plums, black cherries, wafting notes of raspberries dusted with cinnamon and pepper. Sonoma Coast meets East Kelowna and I love it. Forty percent whole cluster, native fermented and aged 16 months in all French oak (30 percent new). Get it while you can.Tasted: 27 June 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 60.95 winery direct Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 119589UPC: 626990189978