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CedarCreek Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir
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16¼/20

CedarCreek Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBlock 2 sits on the lower slopes of Home Block vineyard just above Okanagan Lake. The block’s clay soils originate from the postglacial sediment of the immense Lake Penticton, the ice age predecessor to Okanagan Lake, and contribute to the more imposing structure of this pinot noir. A cool vintage contributed to a long ripening period and lighter coloured silky fruit. Despite an elegant shell, this is a big New World pinot, full of dark cherry fruit and a robust savoury character. Duck fried rice would be an excellent match, as would salmon with soy or garlic sauce. The fermentation was in 44 percent concrete and 56 percent stainless steel, before 12 months in French oak. Drink through 2023.Tasted: 04 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 54.99 winery direct Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 890178UPC: 778913800375