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Bachelder Saunders Bas Pinot Noirtext

Bachelder Saunders Bas Pinot Noir 2020

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaFrom Saunders Vineyard, a certified organic vineyard on the Beamsville Bench along King St., this comes from a single block at the 'bas' of the vineyard. There's an exuberance to the fruit of these young vines, with a combination of black raspberry and chocolate-coated cherry that's rounded by aging 20 months in third-fill and neutral Burgundy barriques. The fruit is layered with sappy herbal notes, graphite, and violets, showing real depth and complexity even at this early stage. It's a complete, finely structured pinot that's just beginning to open up, though certainly will be even better 3-5 years from now. A pure expression of the Beamsville Bench and the warmth of the 2020 vintage. Only 46 cases produced.Tasted: 29 November 2022Tasted by: Prices:
ON$49.95750mlwinery direct
Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 185729000736