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Spearhead Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block
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Spearhead Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block 2017

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaGFV refers to Gentleman Farmer Vineyard, Spearhead’s East Kelowna home vineyard. From here clones 115, 777 and 828 are native fermented, spend three weeks on skins and then are pressed into French oak (25 percent new) for 13 months. Dusky and muddled raspberry, cherry, sarsaparilla swing across the medium bodied palate, framed with supple tannins and finishing with cinnamon bark spicing and some bitter cherry notes. Soft and welcoming, on the blousy side, and for current drinking. This is a richer, warmer expression than the three single vineyard pinots.Tasted: 21 February 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 33.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Spierhead WineryDistributors: Christopher Stewart Wines and Spirits Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 408013UPC: 626990245261