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Established by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families on the South Okanagan’s legendary Golden Mile Bench in 1993, Tinhorn Creek is a very special winegrowing project, comprising 150 acres of spectacular vineyards in two distinct areas, one on either side of the valley. The two vineyards have significantly different soils, exposures, and microclimates. This is a big advantage, providing the opportunity to cultivate a wide range of grape varieties in optimum conditions. From the beginning, the...
- 91 Points -
With this wine, Tinhorn Creek has raised the bar for the winery’s Pinot Noirs. The wine is dark in colour, with aromas of cherries and spice. The silky palate delivers intense flavours of bright cherry and cranberry notes with classic forest floor notes on the finish. Again, the winemaking was complex – a portion was fermented in open top tanks with wild yeast while the other portion was fermented whole berry in closed tanks with selected yeast. The wine then aged 14 months in barrel and a further 18 months in bottle before release. The result – a wine of considerable elegance.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
One batch of the grapes for this Pinot was fermented in small open top fermenters with 30% whole cluster grapes allowed to ferment naturally. The second was destemmed and fermented in closed top tanks with selected yeast. The wine was aged in a small portion of new French oak then aged in bottle for 18 months. It’s a perfectly aged Okanagan Pinot with a nose of dried cherries, strawberry tart, rhubarb, violets and full integrated spice notes. It has a velvety entry that shines a light of the bright red fruits, cran-cherry and anise to go with dried herbs and elegant spice notes through a frisky, finessed finish. Top-drawer Pinot.See detailed press review