From Cowichan Valley grapes, this is a warm, soft and somewhat soupy pinot noir. After destemming and a stainless ferment, it’s pressed to two-to-three year old barrels; 66% French and 34% American. Sour cherry, cherry jam, soya and red currant are striated with wood and finish with warm hickory. There a lot more, than less here, which masks the character of this coastal pinot noir. Pair with salmon burgers or turkey paillard.
Score: 87 points -- Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi, August 2017