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Averill Creek Somenos Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

Averill Creek Somenos Pinot Noir 2018

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThis was Brent Rowland’s first Pinot Noir after taking over the winemaking at Averill Creek, a winery that built its reputation on that grape. It was hard to convince Andy Johnston for 100% whole bunch, but Brent was insistent, and Andy thankfully relented. This is clones 667 and 777 off their estate, fermented in very large oak vats (also a first time) with 8% new wood, and with no pump overs, only pigeage. Dark cherry is laced with oak spicing throughout the textural, juicy palate, filled in with perfumed wild blackberry, dark and darting spices, and finely grippy tannins. Great structure through the fresh finishTasted: 19 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 52.00 winery direct Producer: Averill Creek VineyardDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 776898UPC: 626990230182