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TINHORN CREEK TINHORN CREEK - Oldfield Reseve Pinot Noir - 2014

TINHORN CREEK Oldfield Reseve Pinot Noir 2014

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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.

March 2019

About Rick VanSickle

Rick VanSickle’s background is in the newspaper industry as an editor and a wine writer. He wrote a weekly column for the Calgary Sun in 1999 that expanded to include most Sun newspapers, including the Toronto Sun and, later, as the local wine writer for the St. Catharines Standard. Rick has now turned his attention to focus on Niagara, Ontario and B.C. wines. He is a feature writer and international wine reviewer for Quench Wine Magazine and also writes other freelance articles on wine-related travel, and features related to the wine industry.