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Martin's Lane Simes Vineyard Pinot Noir
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16¾/20

Martin's Lane Simes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSimes is a cooler, steep, north-facing vineyard in East Kelowna, with granite-based soils. The northern aspect is rare, giving this already cold site additional freshness, something vital in the warm 2015 vintage. Six distinct parcels are the source of this pinot noir, along with five clones: 943, 667, 777, 114, 115. After a native fermentation, they are all aged in extra tight grain French oak for 17 months. It is year two for the label, and the style, given the heat, is more forward, with the rich, plummy cola fruit and brown spice reminding me a bit of California Sonoma Coast. A ready-to-drink hedonistic affair.Tasted: 16 March 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 100.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 035314UPC: 776545992932