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Quails' Gate Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2016
BC: $27.0
Widely Available: $27.0 to $35 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -585760
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, classic, pleasing. Despite the range of wines made at Quails' Gate, Pinot Noir is their flagship variety. Made from average 20-year-old vines from the volcanic free-draining soils on the estate vineyard it initially throws off aromas of smoked meat and spice rub, then rolls into blueberry, tealeaf, cocoa and wild berries. The palate is savoury as well; smoked and plummy with toasted spice lingering on the finish. It's the most approachable of the QG Pinots (as expected) but still has some good tannic structure.
Pair: salmon, duck, mushroom wellington, truffle risotto, roasted beets.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper
Recommended Pairings
Eat your Root Veggies, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, French Food, GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-08-27 10:47:00.0


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