Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Reserve Stripe Label Pinot Noir 2008 Wine Review

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Reserve Stripe Label Pinot Noir 2008
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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Product #: 714881
BC Product #: 714881


 
Price: $35.90
Drink: 2011-2016
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Agent: J. Webb Wine Merchant Ltd.
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

 
Natalie's Score: 93/100

Surely this is one of Canada's best Pinot Noir producers: year after year they create magnificent liquid satin sprinkled with violets and rose petals. Lovely ripe cherry aromas here and some dark spice on the finish. I'm absolutely carried away with the texture of this wine. The grapes are 100% estate grown at Blue Mountain winery.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roast chicken or turkey.

This was reviewed April 22, 2011 by
 

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The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open-topped fermentation tanks, along with a small portion of whole clusters which adds to the intensity of the flavour and enhances the mouth feel. During the 15-20 days’ maceration period, manual cap management was practiced, with punch downs occurring twice and up to three times daily. The Pinot Noir is then drained and pressed into French oak barrels, where it remained for 10 months until bottled in August 2009. This year 50% of the vintage was fermented with wild yeast native to the vineyard, in order to better express the terroir of our estate. The “Stripe Label” signifies a select blend of the vintage which enhances the structure, finesse and elegance with extended bottle ageing prior to release.
The 2008 “Stripe Label” Pinot Noir is a rich, ruby-coloured wine complex layers of red fruit, spice and integrated oak.

 
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