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Howling Bluff Pinot Noir Century Blocktext

Howling Bluff Pinot Noir Century Block 2021

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe silky texture is apparent even on the first whiff. Cherries, wild strawberry, lilac, a touch of kirsch, and baking spice all float up. There is a light body and intensity in the flavours but with graceful fruit clarity and surprising length in the finish. Subtle flavours of strawberry, lilac, and cranberry have a fine floating texture. It is light for a Century Block pinot but retains its calm, refined charm—cellar for a few years to elaborate the flavours. One hundred ten cases were produced.Tasted: 10 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$34.35750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Howling Bluff Estate WinesDistributors: Vinterra Wine Merchants
Bona Vini Wines Co.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 36109UPC: 626990392651