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Lightning Rock Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Lightning Rock Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCanyonview is one of three pinot noir vineyards Lightning Rock owns / stewards in Summerland. The attack is firm and dry with bitter cherry on entry and a youthful tightness that runs through a spicy finish. It is fermented in three separate tanks boasting fluctuating percentages of whole cluster grape bunches before being pressed off into neutral oak of varying sizes. The vineyard was planted in 2003 on two terraces overlooking Trout Creek, and on a mix of south-facing sandy soil that is speckled with large granite stones. The alcohol is a super moderate 12.5 percent, leaving the fruit centre stage. If there's one quibble, there is a bit of reduction, but it does blow off in the glass.Tasted: 12 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 154917UPC: 626990364849