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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noirtext

Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaUnsworth is reshaping its future with pinot noir and chardonnay, and this wine, tasted several times now, is a terrific picture of the future. Bright and juicy, it's a medium-weight pinot that defines the Island coastal pinot noir vibe. In 2020 it's a touch fleshier, giving it an extra edge in the glass. It is silky smooth on entry with wild cherry, raspberry, and a dried leaf undertow that adds complexity. 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. Drink or hold.Tasted: 24 November 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$34.90750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 303586UPC: 626990259008