2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
A charming classic, our Reserve Pinot Noir delights with layers of red fruit and brambleberry. Delicate tannins, savoury notes and a subtle hint of herbal spice deliver a complex wine that is sure to enchant.
100% Pinot Noir
Our 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir was farmed from two of our estate vineyards - Lakeshore and Naramata. The Lakeshore Vineyard in East Kelowna, first planted in 1994, is on a steep hillside that enjoys the lake’s moderating influence and is ideally suited for this varietal. Naramata Ranch is a winemaker’s dream with undulating elevations, multiple soil types and clones to select from, individualized blocks, and spectacular views.
11 months in French oak
The 2016 harvest lasted 76 days and set records for being our longest harvest ever on record. The weather was ‘optimal’ with an early start to the season. April and May were warmer than average and bud break was three weeks early. The lack of heat waves in the summer kept sugar levels and phenolic maturity in sync so that ripening progressed slowly and predictably. The berries were firm and had perfectly healthy skins and therefore vivid, deep flavours, great acidity and excellent freshness. The harvest concluded on November 9th, marking an exceptional Okanagan vintage, and producing stunning wines for the 2016 vintage.