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Tightrope Winery Pinot Noir

Tightrope Winery Pinot Noir 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe colour is still lovely and bright in this 2016 pinot, cherry red just like the aromas which are super-attractive. Herbal, earthy then sweet cherry and plum scents, along with a hint of undergrowth and violets. Very expressive and pure, as are the flavours of wild red berries, nut husk and subtle spice. Mid wieght with slightly chewy tannins and very cruncy acidity, there is an effortlessness to this Naramata Bench pinot. Yes there is bold fruit and a presence of new oak, but everything is in the right place, and it's just as compelling as when I tasted it last year. You can whip up a nice earthy lamb shank braise to pair.Tasted: 26 June 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tightrope WineryDistributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 30247UPC: 626990153863