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Martin's Lane Dehart Vineyard Pinot Noirtext

Martin's Lane Dehart Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaUnder winemaker Shane Munn, this tiny perfect winery is easily one of the most exceptional pinot noir facilities built anywhere in the wine world. They are turning out fantastic wine, and none better than this pinot noir made from only 12-year-old vines. Set high above the lake facing the setting sun in East Kelowna, the vineyard is a mix of clone 667 and 777, cofermented in concrete with up to 45 percent whole bunches. Gentle, gentle is the mantra, and the results are amazing. A second look six months down the line and not much has changed. It remains a mix of sweet black cherry, earthy pinot fruit that spills across the palate with precision and polish, finishing with spice and silky textures. There is a welcome trace of the warmest vintage ever, but you hardly notice it given the balance and wherewithal of this wine, and its crunchy fruit on the palate. It is hard to guess it spent 17 months in tight grain French oak, as the tannins are but a tug and should be all but vanished by the fall of 2020.Tasted: 16 March 2020Tasted by: Prices:
BC$100.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 185424UPC: 776545992505