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Rathjen Cellars Pinot Noirtext
90POINTS
16½/20

Rathjen Cellars Pinot Noir 2017

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Cowichan Valley’s dry-farmed Saison vineyard, and clones 115, 667, 777, and 828, this was destemmed and cold soaked for 48 hours before native fermentation in neutral French open-top puncheons, and 23 months’ rest in neutral French barrels. Wild cherry, dark raspberry, flood a softer palate, layered with fine spicing, and finishing with a saline streak. Fresh. 90Tasted: 19 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct Producer: Rathjen CellarsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990316060