This small batch pinot meunier, planted in 1985 in Piccadilly Valley, was named after the punk band Taras Ochota once toured with. I always seek out Taras' wines, and single variety pinot meunier, so this wine, a relatively new one to his lineup, is a joy indeed. 2019 doesn't disappoint, long, lithe, and subtle, with wild raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb, and rosehips running the slender form to a lightly spiced, finely mineral salted finish. Tannins are modest, but enough to hug the juicy, softer palate to a red liquorice finish. Best with a slight chill.
Score: 91 points -- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com, 2020