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2014 Pinot Noir Block 5

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Wine Spectator Insider, MaryAnn Worobiec, June 2016

Rich and plush with fleshy cherry and plum flavours that have plenty of charm, offering details of vanilla custard, nutmeg and white pepper. Drink now through 2026. 93 Points

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015

Pale ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Block 5 Pinot Noir is a little reticent and broody at this youthful stage, with faint notes of pomegranate,red cherries and raspberry leaves plus a touch of forest floor.  Light to medium-bodied, it offers restrained red berry, floral and earth laced flavors with very finely grainy, silky tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with great length. 93+ Points

     

2014 Vintage

Following an unusually wet and significantly warmer winter than usual, the heightened soil moisture and mild conditions gave rise to an early bud burst followed by even and rapid early season growth. October saw some sleepless nights for the vineyard team with low-lying snow keeping the threat of frost ever present. A mixture of good fortune and careful management of inter-row crops kept the threat at bay. After a warm and unseasonably calm and dry November, flowering and fruit set was early and occurred in excellent conditions. Veraison also started early but some cooler weather in February meant it progressed slowly. This was advantageous as it helped to delay the final ripening period from occurring in the usual heat we can experience in early to mid-March. Harvest began early on March 20 with stable and mild weather throughout and normal crop levels. Picking of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was completed by April 8 with the Riesling finishing on April 14th.

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2014 Pinot Noir Block 5

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Wine Spectator Insider, MaryAnn Worobiec, June 2016

Rich and plush with fleshy cherry and plum flavours that have plenty of charm, offering details of vanilla custard, nutmeg and white pepper. Drink now through 2026. 93 Points

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2015

Pale ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Block 5 Pinot Noir is a little reticent and broody at this youthful stage, with faint notes of pomegranate,red cherries and raspberry leaves plus a touch of forest floor.  Light to medium-bodied, it offers restrained red berry, floral and earth laced flavors with very finely grainy, silky tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with great length. 93+ Points

     

2014 Vintage

Following an unusually wet and significantly warmer winter than usual, the heightened soil moisture and mild conditions gave rise to an early bud burst followed by even and rapid early season growth. October saw some sleepless nights for the vineyard team with low-lying snow keeping the threat of frost ever present. A mixture of good fortune and careful management of inter-row crops kept the threat at bay. After a warm and unseasonably calm and dry November, flowering and fruit set was early and occurred in excellent conditions. Veraison also started early but some cooler weather in February meant it progressed slowly. This was advantageous as it helped to delay the final ripening period from occurring in the usual heat we can experience in early to mid-March. Harvest began early on March 20 with stable and mild weather throughout and normal crop levels. Picking of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was completed by April 8 with the Riesling finishing on April 14th.