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O'Rourke Family Estate Waiting For You Pinot Noirtext

O'Rourke Family Estate Waiting For You Pinot Noir 2019

Lake Country, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe poetic Waiting For You is an early six-barrel release from a single block of five-year-old vines at Carrs Landing. Block 9 was indigenous yeast fermented and aged 50% in new French oak, 17% in one-year-old barrels, and the remainder in neutral French oak barrels, all for 11 months underground in the O'Rourke wine caves. The colour is surprisingly dark for a 13.5% alcohol and a 50+degree north vineyard. However, it is alive with freshness on the palate, led by a black cherry juicy base streaked with a touch of orange, chocolate, tobacco, and turned earth. Long and silky describes its persistent finish. An impressive start that is "waiting for you" at O'Rourke Family Estate.Tasted: 02 September 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$85.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: O'Rourke Family EstateDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 681714203194