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Tantalus Maija Pinot Noir
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Tantalus Maija Pinot Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMaija is the next gen Juveniles Pinot Noir, named for owner Eric Savics' daughter. This fruit comes from young estate Dijon clone plantings, complemented by a neighbouring vineyard in South East Kelowna. After a native ferment, this went into French barriques (20% new) for 11 months, and was blended just prior to bottling. Pouring a crimson brown hue, this adolescent cuvée blasts its enthusiasm through smoked plum, potent cherry, and ripe raspberry. Tannins are lined with moss and cedar, and the finish lingers with smoke and damp forest.Tasted: 28 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.74 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 348755UPC: 626990106203