La Frenz Winery 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $35 (including taxes)
Date Tasted: May 5th, 2016
Tasting Notes: Opens with a luxurious nose of big, California-ripe, red fruit aromas which instantly grab your attention, yet, this is BC Pinot Noir, through and through, with layers of both savoury and sensual notes like dried spices, sweet peat, spiced plum, French vanilla cream and dark chocolate.
The palate offers a similar fruit-to-savoury ratio with prominent, dark cherry and black plum flavours leading the way, medium-plus weight, fine tannins and effortless, wild berry acidity adding viscosity to the finish and leaving your mouth watering and in-anticipation of the next sip.
Ready to go now, though, holding for a further 2 years may yield additional development. Drink 2016-2019.
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