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Fort Berens Reserve Pinot Noir
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Fort Berens Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA step up in price and quality for the Reserve Pinot Noir, this is a blend of estate fruit (46 percent) with the remainder from The Rise Vineyard in Vernon. One quarter of the grapes were whole cluster, which underwent carbonic fermentation, bringing fruity drinkability to the wine. The remainder was crushed and layered on top, fermented traditionally, with native yeast. The whole was aged for one year in French oak, part of which was new. Tannins are rubbed fine, yet enough to house dried and fresh cherry, forest berries, leather, brown spices. Drinking well now, and would be a great partner to pork chops.Tasted: 16 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.99 winery direct, private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 130846UPC: 626990248941