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Richard’s Block Pinot Noir

The wine is named after our Father, Richard, who was instrumental in bringing this noble grape to the Okanagan Valley in the early 1970s. All of the fruit was sourced from established blocks on the Boucherie slopes right above the winery.

Tasting & Pairing

A complex and beautifully structured wine, expect an inviting blend of blueberry, cassis and violets along with notes of truffle, roasted chestnuts and forest floor. On the palate, the wine is rich and velvety with silky, structured tannins and a wonderfully long finish. Pair alongside duck breast, mushroom and truffle risotto, or roast turkey with brioche stuffing.

Winemaking

2016 provided the ideal conditions for Pinot Noir, resulting in beautifully balanced fruit from our estate vineyards. This wine is a blend of 4 world-renowned Dijon clones, 115, 667, 777 and 828. Each block was handpicked and the free-run juice was vinified separately in stainless steel tanks using a combination of indigenous and French cultivated yeast strains. After fermentation, the wine was aged in quality French oak barrels for approximately 11 months. Enjoy now until 2027.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 613539
UPC code: 778856416206
Date bottled: December, 2017
Case volume: 652 (6/case)

Winery Retail Price: $54.99

Wine Club Price: $46.74