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Rathjen Cellars Pinot Noir
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Rathjen Cellars Pinot Noir 2015

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThis is such a delicious bottle of pinot noir it makes you want to jump on a ferry to Vancouver Island and visit this tiny Sidney-based winery, located minutes from Swartz Bay. The 2015 is textbook, cool-climate pinot with just an extra hint of ripeness due to the warm year. Bright, round, intense, crisp, steely, cool red fruits spill across the palate and persist for a long time. The blend is a mix of four Dijon clones from a single vineyard in the Cowichan Valley, fermented wild and aged 24 months in neutral oak. Bravo Michael Rathjen. Winery direct.Tasted: 08 January 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 46.00 private wine shops Producer: Rathjen CellarsDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990316060