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Martin's Lane Naramata Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Martin's Lane Naramata Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThese are still early days for this label, but Naramata Ranch, first planted in 2008 with several blocks added at different elevations and expositions, has become a wonderland of mesoclimates for pinot noir. Picked on the last couple of days in September, it is another solid effort from a hot year. Bigger and more luxurious than most labels, it has the depth and layering New World pinot fans will love. The aromas are ripe and earthy with delicious black cherries and savoury licorice mixed with smoke and spice. In the end, it is the complexity and elegance of this big wine that attracts. The wine is made with equal parts of clones Pommard, 943, and 667, spending seventeen months in extra tight grain French oak.Tasted: 16 March 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 100.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 035045