Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2011 Oldfield Series Pinot Noir (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $30.49 (including taxes)
Production: 835 cases
Date Tasted: July 26th, 2015
Tasting Notes: The Oldfield Series Pinot Noir is sourced from the winery's Black Sage Bench vineyard and spends 18 months in French oak barrels and then another 2 years in the bottle to ensure the wine is peaking when released - a successful program.
The 2011 vintage had its ups and downs with a cooler than average growing season, yet, the finished wine shows ripeness in its tasty, New World blend of both juicy and tangy red fruit and light, earthy-herbal notes. The flavour profile is further enhance with a savoury blend of spices like anise, spearmint and cloves and is neatly wrapped in a blanket of mouth-watering acid and ever-so-slightly greenish tannins. Tomato stock and spice linger on the long, toasted-oak finish. Drink now-2018.
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