Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2008
Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Community Score: 4.6/5 Community Reviews: 4
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Product #: 708073
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Black Hills Estate Winery
Agent: Landmark Selections
More Vintages: 2010
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2008 Wine Review
This wine needs time: it's a big brooding bruiser! Gorgeous aromas of black fruit and smoke with some mocha and cedar forest. Towering structure and great length on the finish. The wine was aged in 80% French oak and 20% American. The final blend is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. Nota Bene food pairings: filet mignon. This Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2008 was reviewed by April 22, 2011 Natalie MacLean
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Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
Valerie Stride WSET ADV rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review: A fantastic year for Nota Bene, and the 13th leaf in the vineyard. This wine is developing nice and slow. I imagine it to be "the wise one". Peppercorn, leather, coffee, mocha, chocolate, and vanilla all work intrepidly with the plum, cherry, and raspberry fruits on the bouquet. The firm tannin structure on the palate and high acidity means this wine can sit down for a while. In my notes I called this vintage "dark and mysterious". Earthy, spicy, fruity...this vintage shows something from all categories. The long length just means you can sit and enjoy this wine for a long time! [Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, 41% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc]
Glenn Fawcett reviewed this wine as follows: This wine exudes depth and complexity. I decanted a bottle of the 2008 before dinner and it blew my guests away. Wow!
I am very pleased with the 2008 Nota Bene and how it displays such a great spectrum of flavors. On the nose I pick up bright aromas of cassis, plum and raspberry. I get a rich and smooth sensation on the palate with notes of mocha, spice and forest floor. This wine has great balance and structure with a velvety mouth feel and a nice long finish.
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Serve Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2008 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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