Oak Bay Pinot Noir 2008, VQA Okanagan Valley

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
British Columbia, Canada

$18.95 (267146)

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January 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The unfortunately named Oak Bay lives up to it's name, delivering a light, thin, fruitless and toasty oak-influenced...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Oak Bay is a label by St. Hubertus, one of the small pioneering wineries of east Kelowna. This pinot shows maturing,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Simple and somewhat confected, this Pinot Noir leaves much to be desired as it is lacking complexity, elegance and...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Nose of balsamic vinegar and raisins, vegetal and earthy. Medium bodied. Flavourful, quite woody, with dark, stewed fruit and a dry earthiness. Long, dry finish.

Not really a very good pinot but not a bad wine. A rustic pinot. I actually didn't mind drinking this at all, though I tend to prefer oaky and earthy to fruity and sweet, as some cheaper pinots can be.

I often make a mushroom and shallot tapenade with a balsamic vinegar reduction. This would do quite well with that. But I can't say I'd recommend buying this.

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