90 points for Reserve Pinot Noir
We are so much excited and eager to share the 90 points rating review by Anthony Gismondy for our 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir
“The Reserve Pinot is grown at Moraine’s Sophia Estate Vineyard on the Naramata Bench. The final wine stems from a vineyard selection of hand-harvested French clone 777. The fermentation was whole berry using natural yeast to express the site as much as possible, and all punch downs were done gently by hand. The final step involved a gravity transfer of the fermented juice to age sur lees in small French oak barrels for ten months before going to bottle unfined and unfiltered. The nose of this 13 percent pinot is electric, sporting savoury black cherries and tamarillo, a tangy fruit with a varying mix of kiwifruit, tomato, guava, or passion fruit. Bright and lean, calling for food and sophisticated sippers. I think flavourful dishes are best here like duck paté, cedar plank salmon or moo shu pork.”
Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America’s most influential wine voices. His twice-weekly column in The Vancouver Sun, for which he has written since 1989, is distributed across Canada.