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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir
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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaIs this best Vancouver Island pinot noir at the moment? I think so. It’s very west coast spicy and wild with a definite vitality and sea air freshness. Darker fruits, wet stone minerality with a slight acidic underbite and floral undertones, this is fresh and bright throughout with a finish suggesting it will age well. The fruit comes off a North Cowichan site, mixing three clones. It’s aged 15 months in barrel and is about as terroir-based as it gets. Salmon grilled on an open fire on the beach is the match.Tasted: 14 October 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 26.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Unsworth VineyardsDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 303586UPC: 626990259008