Gray Monk Pinot Noir 2011, VQA Okanagan Valley

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
British Columbia, Canada

$19.95 (251835)

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March 29, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A lovely, somewhat evolved pinot noir reminiscent of old world elegance. Notes of cherry, black tea, dried leaf,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's fine, light, delicate, easy drinking yet firm pinot from the northern end of the Okanagan Valley, weighing in...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a light, easy, very fruity style of pinot with lifted floral, strawberry-cherry fruit aromas and a touch of...

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Community Reviews (1)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

I'm a big fan of Gray Monk's aromatic whites, but I must admit I was a bit taken aback by this pinot noir. Unlike most BC pinots that I've tried, this one is more akin to a pinot from Prince Edward County in a cooler vintage. Of course, the winery is in the northern end of the Okanagan Valley, so I suppose it shouldn't have come as a great surprise. Although I appreciated its cool climate delicacy, my expectations got in the way, and I ultimately found it to be rather thin and sour. Not a sipper, and not easy to match with food either, but possibly a real winner in warmer vintages.

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