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Lunessence Pinot Noirtext
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15¾/20

Lunessence Pinot Noir 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLunessence has embarked on a pinot noir planting program on the home property in Summerland, but in the meantime, this wine comes from the Palo Solera Vineyard in East Kelowna, a region now attracting a great deal of pinot noir attention. Although it boasts a moderate alcohol level (for pinot noir) at 13.5 percent, it presents slightly rich and weighty, somewhat beyond what you might expect for a pinot that spends eight months in oak, of which only 20 percent was new. In some ways this points to the uniqueness and fragility of the grape, that was bottled unfined and unfiltered. For now, you can expect a New World style with black cherry flecked with earth, tobacco milk chocolate. The textures are soft, and it is ready to drink. I suggest grilled or roasted pork as a match.Tasted: 12 January 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 27.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Lunessence Winery & VineyardDistributors: Crush Imports
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 50859UPC: 793588413033