Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2011, Okanagan Valley
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While this wine is only available from the winery direct it's worth the effort. I'm with David on this one, and since I'm not a professional critic my score reflects the incredible value of this wine. Best Pinot Noir for the money.
This wine is 100% Pinot Noir from 5 to 27 year old vines. Over 50% of this vintage was fermented with wild yeast, with maturation in French oak for 10 months and alcohol at 12.5%
This wine opened up with a sumptuous bouquet of ripe berry fruit, red currants, savoury spices, light floral and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, light to medium bodied with a silky smooth texture, a delicious spicy, sweet and sour fruit profile, fresh acidity and fine grained tannins. Very nice finish on this Pinot, quite consistent, smooth with spicy fruit flavours and an underlying minerality. This is a very elegant Pinot Noir, loved the low alcohol, minimum amount of oak, very feminine and pretty.
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The 2011 Blue Mountain Pinot Noir has intense, captivating aromas of rosehip, pine needles on the nose and pomegranate, blueberry, dates, light strawberry and vanilla on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, dry, fruity wine, with good acidity, subtle tannins (decant for 30-60 min) and a long finish. Enjoy on its own; drink now and for the next 3-5 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92+ pts – definitely recommended, however it is only sold at the winery. Tasted May/13 and again Sept/13.
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