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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noirtext
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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThe '19 was very good, but this wine is better. It has that juicy, medium-weight, Island coastal pinot noir vibe, but in 2020 it's a touch fleshier, and that really gives it an extra edge in the glass. It is silky smooth on entry with wild cherry, raspberry, and a dried leaf undertow that pulls you through the wine. Saison Vineyard is the anchor pinot noir for this wine, providing 75 percent of the blend. The texture and freshness of Cowichan Valley pinot reflect its unique BC marine silt and glacial, fluvial, sandy loam soils. A mix of clones is used: 115, 667, 777, 828, and a clone whose origin is unknown, adding a level of complexity that is much appreciated. Very little new oak completes the picture of a standout island pinot.Tasted: 08 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$34.90750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 303586UPC: 626990259008