The Three Mile Creek vineyard is 16 years old. It was planted to a 50/50 mix of French Burgundy clones 777 and 667; in 2015 they deliver a dark coloured, warm, spicy affair with slippery tannins. It’s soft and mouthfilling with big, spicy cherry fruit and still some oak to digest, but if you love that exuberant New World style with a savoury twist you will like this pinot. It’s ready to drink, but should hold a year or two. A fun style pinot from the Naramata Bench.
Score: 90 points -- Anthony Gismondi, July 2018