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Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve 2019

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe now familiar golden mask created by Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob marks the fourth edition of the Tantalus Reserve Pinot Noir. The nose is reserved and focused on the drier, earthy, forest-floor tobacco notes until it hits your palate. An explosion of dark plummy, black cherry fruit fills your mouth with a light level of grippy tannins that should dissipate over the next three years; be patient. The heart of this wine is a small, mid-slope block of 18 rows that contain the Dijon clone 667 and, in 2019, a small selection of what winemaker David Patterson called a standout Clone 37 wine in barrel. It is all wild fermented, incorporating 50% whole bunches and gets a single, foot treading daily to ensure finesse. It is aged in French barriques for 15 months, 40 percent new. The best yet.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$65.22750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 119589UPC: 626990189978