2017 Pinot Noir SHV
October 3, 2017
Approachable now but best from late 2020 – 2024.
Slightly more masculine in style than our Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, our Estate grown fruit benefits from a warmer, west-facing aspect, which allows for a riper and richer fruit profile. The dark fruit- forwardness is balanced by an elegant backbone of acidity that brings a litheness to this structured Pinot.
Stag’s Hollow Estate Vineyard – Okanagan Falls (Gravels & sandy loam)
Our Stag’s Hollow Estate Vineyard is home to the oldest of our Pinot Noir plantings. Now almost 25 years old, these well-established vines are among our most reliably-ripening, and intensely-structured. This particular blend is a co-ferment of the two Dijon clones planted to this block (46% 115 / 54% 667), and as our yields in 2017 were significantly lower than usual, it is of extremely limited quantity. Only 87 cases were produced.