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Julian Park

Julian Park

Ancient Hill Pinot Noir 2015

Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Canada
37 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

Delicate aromas of violets and cherry, with spicy overtones, earthy undertones and well-rounded tannins. Drink now.

Rust Wine Co. Cabernet Franc 2016

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
57 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

Grapes are from the Lost Horn Vineyard. Aged 13 months in French Oak, 20% new. A bold red with black cherry, blackberries, tobacco, toasted oak, smooth tannins and a long lingering finish.

60 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

The grapes were sourced from Naramata and processed for nine months in stainless steel. Gooseberry, apple and citrus on the nose lead to a crisp, clean palate of gooseberry, green apple, key lime, ripe tropical fruit and herbal notes. Dry with bright acidity.

60 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

The grapes were sourced from Kelowna. After the slow ferment maintained at a cool temperature in stainless steel tanks, the wine was further aged on the lees for five months. A crisp white with a gorgeous aroma of honeydew melon and citrus with a hint of the lees when freshly opened. On the palate white peach, pear, melon, and herbal notes. Well-balanced acidity with a soft minerality.

62 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

Grapes were sourced from the Naramata Bench. After fermentation in a stainless steel tank, the wine was barreled down into a combination of new and seasoned French oak for an 18-month before bottling. A toasty nose of plum, blueberry and blackberry. On the palate, it is a medium body with flavours of blueberry, blackberry, toasted oak, tobacco, leather and a hint of cinnamon. The finish is long, mouth-filling and warm with a fine fruit character and ripe tannins. Suggest you decant/aerate before serving. This needs time, as in five-to-seven years, to settle in and show its true merit. <

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Memorable Wine

2004 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir enjoyed with my school friend Phil Jones at his winery in Leongatha, Australia.

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First Wine

Probably Mateus. I was really young at the time!

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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