Stoneboat Vineyards 2007 Pinotage - 90+pts
Availability: Limited. Last year's vintage.
Production: 715 cases
Date Tasted: July 19th, 2010
Tasting Notes: Stoneboat Vineyards sets the bar for Pinotage in BC, not that it's widely planted, but they are the best we've tasted. Year-in, year-out their Pinotage delivers the goods: concentrated flavours and intense aromas. Add food-friendliness and uniqueness and you have a great recipe for a fun bottle of wine.
Intense prune and red berry aromas on the nose are followed by bright dark fruit flavours and earthy notes on the palate. A smooth, full weight in the mouth with round tannins. The wine really does taste like an earthy Pinot Noir crossed with a juicy Cinsaut: its parentage personified. The 2007 is drinking beautifully now, rewarding those who have kept it in their cellar an extra year. Drink 2010-2015.
- Liam Carrier