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Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée
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Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2017

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSalted black raspberry, cherry, plum, fruit leather, nutmeg leads this serious pinot noir, one of five released from Spearhead in 2017. This is from their home Gentleman's Farmer Vineyard in south east Kelowna, and a mix of clones 828, 115, 667 and Mt. Eden, all fermented native, solo, with three weeks on skins and 13 months in French oak barrels (40 percent new). Though in a broody, softer vein, this structural pinot is still threaded with acidity, keeping the heft at bay. Drinking well now, or over short term.Tasted: 21 February 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 38.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Spierhead WineryDistributors: Christopher Stewart Wines and Spirits Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 759670UPC: 626990245247