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CedarCreek Platinum Home Block Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

CedarCreek Platinum Home Block Pinot Noir 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2019 was a terrific growing season right up until September when cool weather and rain arrived. It required meticulous care from then to the finish, but this is a good example of all the right things being done. The nose is a mix of freshly turned earth, black cherries that spill across the palate with a suave, silky texture and sweet tannins that run through the finish. It is very easy to drink now and with just enough power to take on mushrooms, duck, veal, or salmon. Best of all, at 13.5 percent alcohol, it’s a delight to sip. It spends 16 months in French oak, showing very little influence. The Home Block vineyard was planted on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake in 1991 to a mix of clones on clay, silt, and stone. A simple, hands-off style leaves this wine with a lot of local character. Well done.Tasted: 24 September 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 55.00 winery online/direct Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 778913801112