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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2008 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2008

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2008

Okanagan Valley, B.C., VQA, Canada

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $24.99

Drink: 2011-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Product: 585760

Product: 585760

Product: 585760

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Bright cherry and raspberry aromas with a pleasingly mouth-watering juiciness. Some vanilla smoke with lovely elegance and balance.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted lamb sirloin and braised shoulder, saffron pearl couscous, black olive sauce and pomegranate reduction.

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Begins with an appealing and brilliant ruby hue. The aromas suggests black cherries and raspberries, influenced by the smoky, toasted hints of French oak (only 15% new). On the palate, there are ripe flavours of spicy cherry. The texture is the classic velvet of good Pinot Noir. Score: 88 Source: John Schreiner, johnschreiner.blogspot.com
Begins with an appealing and brilliant ruby hue. The aromas suggests black cherries and raspberries, influenced by the smoky, toasted hints of French oak (only 15% new). On the palate, there are ripe flavours of spicy cherry. The texture is the classic velvet of good Pinot Noir. Score: 88 Source: John Schreiner, johnschreiner.blogspot.com
Begins with an appealing and brilliant ruby hue. The aromas suggests black cherries and raspberries, influenced by the smoky, toasted hints of French oak (only 15% new). On the palate, there are ripe flavours of spicy cherry. The texture is the classic velvet of good Pinot Noir. Score: 88 Source: John Schreiner, johnschreiner.blogspot.com
This handcrafted, fresh fruit forward Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from our estate vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Boucherie. A warm growing season, one of the hottest years on record in the Okanagan, provided an early pick date helping preserve the grapes natural acidity. Spontaneous and inoculated fermentation methods were used to capture the wine's sense of place. This wine was barrel aged for 10 months in (20% new, 80% 1-3 year old) French oak barrels.
This finely crafted Pinot Noir exhibits enticing perfume aromas that pleasure both the bouquet and palate with roses, strawberries and raspberries mingled with dark plummy notes amongst the red fruits. The palate is under laid by very fine, firm, yet supple tannins with a note of savory complexity that builds through to a persistent finish.
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