Stoneboat Vineyards 2008 Pinotage - 89-90pts
Availability: Direct from winery. VQA stores in BC.
Production: 851 cases
Date Tasted: June 27th, 2010
Tasting Notes: The Stoneboat Pinotage is a wine to seek-out each year and enjoy with friends - it's an unique wine that always delivers. However, the 2008 vintage would actually be best served by seeking-out and holding. We recommend a year of bottle aging (up to three years) to allow the wine to settle before popping the cork on this beauty. But not to worry, you will be rewarded by the wait.
The raw intensity of the tannins, acids, dark fruit and earthiness on the palate will round and integrate with more time and should create a wonderfully complex and intriguing wine. Full and weighty with excellent balance and finesse. Drink 2011-2016.
- Liam Carrier