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Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price may vary
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -90514
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WineScores' Review

Splashy, smooth, fragrant.
Upper Bench is not known for making shy wines, and this Pinot is not different. Splashy aromas of raspberry tea and black cherry, vanilla and star anise are wrapped around dried roses and leather. The palate is smooth and it boasts loads of sun-warmed summer berries and spice flavours with mocha, botanical compost, leather and spice. It is a ripe and modern style but is still balanced with lively acidity.


 
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-06-21 14:40:12.0

 

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