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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Stag's Hollow Renaissance Pinot Noir
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Stag's Hollow Renaissance Pinot Noir 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe very best lots at Stag's Hollow end up in the Renaissance wines, and I believe this is only the seventh release in 21 years. The selection comes from two sites: Stag's Hollow, and Shuttleworth. It aged in new 300L French oak hogshead barrels and 3rd fill 228-litre Burgundy barrels for 15 months. In all, four clones are used: 115, 667, Pommard, and 777. 2017 is a little less luxurious than in 2016, and it's better for it. Expect a mix of expressive strawberries and cherries, with a dusting of sage and expressive, silky textures, finishing with a twist of brown spices. There is quite a resemblance to Sonoma here. Serve with roast chicken, roast pork with fennel, and any mushroom dishes.Tasted: 31 October 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Stag's Hollow Winery and VineyardDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 540740UPC: 626990025931