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Quails' Gate Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Pinot Noir 2015

Quails' Gate Pinot Noir 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $30.95

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Quails' Gate

Agent: Hobbs & Company

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Gorgeous depth and concentration of flavour in this iconic BC Pinot Noir, yet it's not heavy at all. Aromas of fleshy ripe black cherries, violets and some dark spice on the nose follow through on the palate. This is seductive Pinot that gives liquid definition to opulence. Pair it with something naughty. Love, love the mouth-watering juiciness! Try it with roast turkey. MINE: This BC Pinot Noir from Quails' Gate in the Okanagan Valley. The grapes for this BC Pinot Noir are sourced from the winery's Mount Boucherie bench vineyard, and most of the vines are more than 20 years old, with deep roots penetrating the multi-layered, freely draining soils. The grapes are cooled and soaked on their skins for a week before wild yeast fermentation is started by warming the vats. After a month on the skins to extract rich and deep colour and flavour, the wine was gently pressed and aged in French oak barrels for 10 months before racking and blending. OTHER: Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: An incredibly charming Pinot Noir from Canada's pocket desert, the Okanagan Valley. Terrific growing conditions couple with world-class winemaking expertise and of course the volcanic soils on the Quails' Gate estate vineyards each contribute to making this wine remarkably complex, refined, and balanced. Sweet dark cherries, baking spice, dried herbs, and a touch of leather lead to a long and silky smooth finish. Subtle tannins give this beautiful Pinot a very warm and inviting texture that makes it ideal with grilled salmon or artisanal cheese platters. Fantastic value. For me this is a buy by the case wine to be enjoyed over the next two years, all year round. Tasted August 2016. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca. OTHER: Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Aromatic tart cherries, earth, baking spice and milk chocolate, repeated on delicious palate. Dry, well-structured mouthfeel with long herbal finish. Tasted August 2016. OTHER: One of the leading names in BC Pinot Noir, Quails' Gate consistently delivers examples that combine approachable ripe fruit with finesse. Look for strawberry, raspberry and sour cherry aromas and flavours with an earthy undertone, and pair with barbecued chicken, root veggies and goat cheese (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews
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