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CedarCreek Platinum Naramata Ranch Pinot Noirtext

CedarCreek Platinum Naramata Ranch Pinot Noir 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNaramata Ranch Vineyard is a primarily unknown vineyard that sits at the northern end of the Naramata Bench. The topography has always been outstanding, but the wines are about to surpass the site. With significant elevation changes, surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs, the pinot noir is often landlocked, clos style, by rocks, providing heat incubators that ripen the pinot noir to perfection. The grapes are generally tiny, yielding fruit of great intensity. It is all wild fermented with whole bunches to help calm the robust fruit, resulting in a lovely, delicate, complex, earthy pinot that takes your breath away. It was a perfect vintage when the fruit arrived at the winery, and the wine was superb. Blueberries, black cherries, juicy plummy notes and a dusting of earth push the wine over the finish line of exceptional. A new moment in BC pinot noir.Tasted: 21 October 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$60.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 778913801242