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Nichol Vineyard Pinot Noirtext
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Nichol Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNichol released two pinot noir in from 2016. This was entirely destemmed, while the parter wine was mostly whole cluster. Both were from the same six rows planted in 1990 on granite bedrock at their Naramata estate, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. This was gently destemmed into open top fermenters before being basket pressed into neutral French barrique, where it hung out for 14 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Gentle plum, black raspberry, cherry swirls around a juicy core and lightly structured frame. Thorns, dusky pepper season this medium bodied wine through the nutmeg scented finish. Earthy, dusky, expressive and finessed.Tasted: 30 August 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Nichol Vineyard Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 274092UPC: 00626990093336