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Blue Mountain Single Vineyard Block 9 Wild Terrain Pinot Noir
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Blue Mountain Single Vineyard Block 9 Wild Terrain Pinot Noir 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBlue Mountain revamped its nearly thirty-year-old pinot noir program in 2017, choosing to add three single-vineyard labels that are more like individual blocks. Wild Terrain Block 9 was planted in 1998 over flat and rolling terrain with numerous exposures to draw upon for complexity. The clones are 667 and 114. At two decades plus in age, the vines are an integral part of the south Okanagan's savoury milieu, and you can smell and taste some of the wildness in the wine. The attack is alive with an enticing mix of red and black fruits, a twist of Worcestershire, and sea salt. The textures are soft and a touch warm, but overall an inviting mouth-filling pinot is the result. Of the new labels, this might be my favourite, and the most genuine and unique.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 55.00 winery direct Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 49455UPC: 626452571174