Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 92/100
Highly Recommended! I am having so much fun with this 2018 vintage of Fort Berens Estate Winery’s Pinot Noir, produced mostly from estate grapes grown in Lillooet.
Limpid ruby in the glass and barely darker than a rosé, but don’t let looks deceive because the nose is a wallop of cinnamon, ginger spice, ripe red berry, cherry, cranberry, dill, earthy, savoury fine herbs and a lot of the sniffs you'll find when you walk through a farmer's market in the fall.
Dry, medium-bodied, bright, medium-plus acidity with layers of ripe red cherry, rose petals, baked goods, cinnamon, ginger, white pepper and judicious oak spice flavours finishing with velvety tannins, elegant, long and comfy on the mid-palate.
The Pinot Noir is aged in French oak barrels. Complex and delicious. Pair with roast quail and a perfect pairing to turkey pot pie. Tasted May 2020.
Buy this one by the case because you will be sorry when it is gone.