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Spearhead Pinot Noir Saddle Blocktext

Spearhead Pinot Noir Saddle Block 2021

East Kelowna Slopes, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSlightly fruit-forward, this begins with an enticing bouquet of pomegranate molasses, mulberry, and deep red, somewhat dusty berries. Along with the forest floor, dusty layered rose petals, and black raspberry, a darker savoury fruit element undertow provides balance. A poster child for BC pinot noir terroir, Saddle Block has always shown a unique combination of flavour elements year to year. Unfortunately, the vineyard was recently hit hard by damaging frosts and may take a few years to regain its footing. This is the home vineyard for Spearhead and was initially called the Gentleman Farmer vineyard. The clonal mix here is 33% 777, 28% 667, 17% 115, 11% 828, and 11% California Mt. Eden clone. The Saddle Block Pinot Noir resides within the new East Kelowna Slopes sub-GI.Tasted: 14 November 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$33.00750mlwinery direct, VQA and private wine shops
Producer: Spearhead WineryDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 408013UPC: 626990441397