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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Pinot Noir
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15¾/20

Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPinot noir struggles in the southern Okanagan, and this big, ripe, twiney pinot shows the strain of the heat, clocking in just under 15 degrees. From both the Black Sage Bench and Golden Mile Bench, this is partial whole cluster, partial native ferment, and partially aged in new French oak for a year, prior to 18 months in bottle. This 2014 is the current, new release. A flush of warmth on the nose and palate reveals baked red currants, cherries, raspberry leather, peppery spices, prune, and leather. Tannins are cedar sanded smoothed, and stick on the smoked finish. For drinking now; best with sauced pork.Tasted: 16 January 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 624802971247