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Moraine Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Moraine Pinot Noir 2016

Moraine Pinot Noir 2016

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

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $31.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.3%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Moraine

Agent: Stem Wine Group

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This Moraine Pinot Noir 2016 was reviewed on October 17, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Years ago I tasted 3 different Pinot Noirs exactly the same way with one difference - clone type. This wine is made with PN clone 777. The one I discovered was my favorite that day many years ago. As it did that day, this 777 offers crisp cranberry and cherry along with a defining leather element I seek in all Pinot Noirs. Try it and see if 777 is your thing or not.
Moraine 2016 is a medium-bodied Pinot Noir from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. This winery is located on the Naramata Bench in Penticton, British Columbia, which was carved into the land by ancient glaciers, which left behind silt and glacial flour to create a unique soil competition for the vines. The vineyards of this family-owned winery are named after their two daughters: Anastasia and Sophia. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Pair with duck breast and game meats or veal. On the palate, this dry and flavoursome Pinot Noir has ripe black cherry, dried herbs and underbrush flavours on the palate. The wine was aged in oak for 19 months, 25% of the French oak barrels were new. Decant and pour now with grilled lamb chops, or hold for a couple of years in cellar to show its best. - Community Wine Reviews

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