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Spearhead Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard
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16¼/20

Spearhead Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard 2017

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRich spicy, toasty notes with a whiff of reduction that disappears with time in the glass is imbued with cherry, raspberry, forest berry and intense, dried thyme. Well balanced this medium bodied pinot is spice and scented by pink-peppercorns and roses. The tannins are gentle and well integrated, and the acidity rises to match its 14-degree frame of alcohol. A lovely new addition to the Spearhead, eccentric, single vineyard pinots. From West Kelowna's volcanic-soil Coyote Vineyard is home to ten-year-old clone 115 vines, destemmed and native fermented with three weeks on skins. After pressing, this finished MLF goes through a 13-month stint in French oak (25 percent new). Drink or hold through 2022.Tasted: 21 February 2019Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 33.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Spierhead WineryDistributors: Christopher Stewart Wines and Spirits Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 178679UPC: 626990245278