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Black Hills Pinot Noir
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16¼/20

Black Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis new release from Black Hills is for wine club members only, and is a very strong reason towards signing up. From grapes grown across Naramata Bench, a proper area for pinot, this streams cherry, raspberry, pomegranate along a medium bodied, positively slender palate. Tannins are long, tobacco kissed, and fine, finishing with a gentle, alluring smoked orange sweetness. This spent ten months in French oak, twenty percent new, and one hundred percent integrated at this youthful time, which is impressive. There’s restraint here, which is so often missing in BC pinot noir. Well done, especially for a first release.Tasted: 21 February 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 39.99 winery direct Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 058976052882