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Liquidity Estate Pinot Noir Estate
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16¼/20

Liquidity Estate Pinot Noir Estate 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI've been a fan of Liquidity's confidence with this grape, and also admired how the oak touch has lightened over the past few vintages. This 2017 appeals with a pretty ruby hue and aromas that evoke cherry, woodsy berries, earth, leather and rose petal. Mouthfilling with precise sweet/tart red fruit, tongue-tingling bright acidity, and an excellent pinot noir texture, which is to say there is a silky feel to the wine. I admire the heft and feel of the mid weight and very fine-grained tannins too. The wine's technical sheet shows some pretty fastidious work: fruit from mature vines planted in the mid 90s; top Burgundian clones separately fermented in small batches; meticulous new and used oak treatments. These are all pursuits that result in expressive pinot noir.Tasted: 25 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.00 winery direct; private wine shops Producer: Liquidity Wine LtdGrape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 30130UPC: 628055052418