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Code Wines Pinot Noir Clone Collection Pommard 91text

Code Wines Pinot Noir Clone Collection Pommard 91 2020

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis newer Okanagan winery is the vision of Shay and Harlee Code, the farmers and owners of this organic 5 acre Okanagan Falls east bench estate. They began planting in 2017 with chardonnay and syrah. Over the past 3 years they've made their wines at Naramata's Roche Winery, but have recently launched their own operation. One of 4 clonal pinot noirs from the 2020 vintage, this is entirely Pommard clone 91, from the middle supper section of their vineyard (block #6). This was destemmed and fermented in open top fermenters before moving to 2nd fill French barrels for 10 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a lightly bricking hue, this teems with wild cherry, juicy plum, black team, and forest moss, gliding along a silken palate, and rimmed with slightly sticky bergamot tea tannins. There is a lovely fine texture and generosity to the medium palate, keeping this of interest through the cola finish. Very promising project, and one to watch for. 22 cases made.Tasted: 08 January 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Code WinesGrape: Pinot Noir