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Quails' Gate Pinot Noir Richard's Blocktext

Quails' Gate Pinot Noir Richard's Block 2017

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRichard’s Block is part of the QG Collector’s Series and takes its name from the family patriarch Richard Stewart, influential in bringing pinot noir to the Okanagan Valley in the early 1970s. The fruit is sourced from the oldest blocks on the Mt. Boucherie slopes, just above the winery. In 2017 all the fruit came from a single block: Field 4, Block 11, planted to clones 667, 117 and 115, of which some are more than 30-years-old. The nose is a complex mix of minerals, violets and earth. The attack is spicy and warm with dense, concentrated, layered fruit. Despite its finesse, this pinot has the power to take on some substantially flavoured dishes such as venison, wild salmon, or Osso Buco. The wine was fermented naturally before aging 13 months in French oak barrels. The alcohol is a moderate 13.5 percent.Tasted: 22 March 2019Tasted by: Prices:
BC$54.99750mlwinery direct, club members
Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 613539UPC: 778856417203