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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2012

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2012

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

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.

Pinot Noir food pairings: herb crusted chicken; roasted lamb; savory slow cooked game.

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This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on November 8, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Elegant and sexy! Aromas of cured meat, black cherries and baking spices that carry through on the palate with a perfect balance of weight and acidity. Pairs beautifully with beet salad with goat cheese and pecans.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Quail's Gate Pinot Noir continues to be one of my favourites. Always aromatic with voluptuous layers that I have to make myself slow down and savour...Gulp! Medium- body with good acidity .Black cherry, raspberry, black pepper, baking spices, nuttiness with subtle toasted oak. Tannins are polished even though we have s young wine here. Acidity is medium+. The length is long with a warm spicy finish. Terrific turkey wine. Drink now , potential to age 5-7 years. This is a "buy two" wine.
Tasted: November 8, 2014
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Layers of pomegranate, strawberries, black berry jam, baking spices, and delicate smoky flavours linger on the long, elegant finish. This refreshing wine has bold tannic structure, Burgundian grace, with a New World, fruit-driven exuberance.
Pair with Coq au vin, Beef Bourguignon, your traditional turkey feast, or savour on its own.
Drink now, or cellar until 2019.
Date tasted: October 2014.
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. - Community Wine Reviews

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