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Spierhead Pinot Noir
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15¾/20

Spierhead Pinot Noir 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of three pinot noirs released in 2015, the White Label is in the greatest quantity, at just under 1000 cases. A blend of estate East Kelowna fruit and a vineyard in Summerland, this is four Dijon clones, barrel aged for ten months in French oak. Cedar shavings, tobacco and smoked cherry notes are framed by finely grippy, gritty and youthful tannins. A juicy swell of fruit on the supple core helps the friendliness, though the cherry pit bitterness of tannins on the short finish welcomes food.Tasted: 10 March 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Spierhead WineryCSPC: 620955UPC: 626990245025