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Chain Reaction Pendulum Pinot Noirtext

Chain Reaction Pendulum Pinot Noir 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaChain Reaction is a new label on the Naramata Bench, just down Naramata Road from Little Engine, Red Rooster, and Ruby Blues. Joel and Linda Chamaschuk have combined their passion for cycling and wine with this new venture, and the team is rounded out by consulting winemaker Dwight Sick. This pinot noir is their first vintage from McMillan Vineyard, and it's a serious new entry among Naramata pinots. It shows a complex, enticing combination of bright, expressive fruit and earthy savouriness, sweet dark cherry and beetroot, alongside well integrated toasty oak (15% new French). Seamlessly balanced with crisp acidity and silky tannins, this is a beautiful expression of vintage and place, which evolves nicely in the glass and becomes even better on day two. Recommended and well-priced.Tasted: 11 May 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Chain Reaction WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 419248