SpierHead Winery 2010 Pinot Noir - 86pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and select VQA stores
Production: 534 cases
Date Tasted: July 28th, 2012
Tasting Notes: This is the first vintage of Pinot Noir from the winery's south east Kelowna vineyard which has yielded a pleasant, food-friendly and red fruit centric wine that has been appropriately priced. A shrewd move which allows the firm the opportunity to over-deliver on expectations for an $18 Pinot Noir - and they do.
Not a terribly complex wine, typical for youthful vines, yet nothing is out-of-place. Nice sweet cherry notes on the nose blend nicely with light French oak aromas and a hint of vanilla. The dry palate offers similar flavours and a nice vein of acidity. A touch of bitterness on the finish will be masked when served with foods like a Thanksgiving roasted turkey. Drink 2012-2013.
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