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Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2019

90 Points, Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine

"Rich and toasted, with baked cherry, raspberry jam, plum seasoned with ample wood and baking spices through to a warming sarsaparilla finish. Tannins are velveteen soft, cuddling this to the finish line. Quite a big, cushy pinot for only 13.5, reminiscent of Sonoma in generosity, intensity, and fruit." - Tasted August 14, 2021

Due to low quantities available, 4-bottle maximum per order. 


  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Acidity 6.5 g/L
  • Appellation Okanagan Falls
  • Bottling Date September 1st, 2020
  • Country Canada
  • Harvest Date October 15th - October 29th, 2019
  • ph 3.64
  • Region Okanagan Valley
  • Type Red
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard McLean Creek Road, Okanagan Falls
  • Vintage 2019
  • Winemaker Chris Carson
  • Notes

    Winemaker Notes

    The Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir represents the most harmonious blend of selected barrels from our McLean Creek Road vineyard. For the 2019 Micro Cuvée, the grapes predominantly came from our block of Pommard Clone 91 with Clone 115 contributing one quarter. Our winemaker selected two new French oak 500 litre puncheons from the Tronçais forest along with four one-year-old French oak puncheons from the Tronçais and Allier forests to make up the Micro Cuvée. In keeping with our philosophy to maintain, as much as possible, a hands-off approach in the cellar to allow the true expression of terroir, this wine is unfined and unfiltered. 

    Vineyard Notes

    Our family owned “McLean Creek Road Vineyard” is in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia. The vineyard has a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravelly and sandy loams. The Pinot Noir blocks are planted with a Pommard clone (91) and 4 Dijon clones (114, 115, 667, 777) and are planted in three distinct blocks on the 20-acre property (16-acres planted). The largest of these blocks has a steep southerly aspect to capture the full range of the sun, the second block has a gently sloping westerly aspect giving a slightly higher temperature from the afternoon sun, and the third and coolest of the blocks has a gentle northwest aspect. Our philosophy is to manage each block separately and treat each vine individually. Although we are not certified organic, we practice organic/sustainable farming principles.

    Production Notes

    300 cases produced.