Roche Wines Pinot Noir 2016, Okanagan Valley

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
British Columbia, Canada

$24.90

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Dylan and Pénélope Roche bought an eight-acre block on Upper Bench Road in Penticton in 2014. The Roche vineyard has 3-acres of Schönburger (which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Muscat) and 1-acre of Zweigelt. They purchase Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot from Kozier organic vineyard on Naramata Bench bench, plus small amounts of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from Oliver. This pinot noir was hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular pumping over and pressed after 3 weeks on skins. The press wine was separated from the free run, the wine was then aged for 10 months in stainless steel and neutral French oak.
91 pts
5

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite fine, honest and nicely balanced Naramata pinot not embellished by too much oak or fruit brightness....

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Lithe and alive. Juicy, fruity but the sensuality comes from the finely layered tannins. The whole comes together so...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

A reserved and tense strand, this beautiful cuvée of pinot reveals gradually floral notes and a few herbs and spices....

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The 2016 is purchased pinot noir fruit by Dylan and Pénélope Roche from Kozier organic vineyard on the Naramata...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Average final score from judges at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2018.

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