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Da Silva Legado Pinot Noirtext

Da Silva Legado Pinot Noir 2020

Penticton Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA fine example of pinot noir's range in the hands of the right winemaker. Initially, aromas of black cherry, darker fruits, tar, and roses greet. The flavours are big, a little exotic, dark, and slightly spicy with good supporting acidity. The precise tension amongst these elements also makes it elegant and focused. This singular, barrel marked, big bodied combination of flavours shouldn't work, but quite beautifully does. This is a barrel selection assembled over two years from the Da Silva family Blenheim Hill site, and the Marchand's Lazy Dog Vineyard, both near Penticton, and the precise coordinates are shared on the back label. it was aged 20 months in a 50/50 combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels.Tasted: 14 November 2023Tasted by: Brent GushowatyPrices:
BC$70.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Da Silva Vineyards and WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 250426UPC: 696852058933