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SpearHead Pinot Noir 'Coyote Vineyard', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
Winery: $35.0

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WineScores' Review

Fragrant, youthful, silky.
Pinot Noir maestro, Grant Stanley heads up the winemaking at Spearhead, so the Pinots are in good hands.
For the 2019 vintage Stanley has released three separate (albeit not new) site-specific Pinots together. Each saw extended maceration, spontaneous fermentation, delayed spring malolactic fermentation and 13 months in French oak, 25% of which is new.

The Coyote Vineyard is a western aspect site near West Kelowna with a south facing exposure. The vines (Dijon clone 115) were planted in its volcanic soils in 2009 at an elevation of 1300ft ASL.
Of the three single vineyards this version holds the most appealing bouquet of sweet raspberry, lilacs, star anise, wet cedar chips and undertones of concord grape and wild herbs. Silky on the tongue with flavours of tangy red forest berries tealeaf and leather it's youthful, still needing time to coalesce. The volcanic soils are reflected in the tannins.
Like all three, decanting will bring the most out in the wine.

Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-06-17 16:37:31.0


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