Coyote Vineyard sits on the magical, decaying volcanic soils of Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna. It is all clone 115, a favourite choice, at least for me, on mid-valley Okanagan sites. The attack is lively and packed with spicy, red-fruited pinot plump with acidity and a whack of fresh black plums and savoury cherries. Pure New World pinot with an Old World touch. It seems as if winemaker Grant Stanley is hitting his stride at Spearhead, essentially being at one with his grapes. True north pinot noir, and one of the best I have tasted in some time. Drink or hold through 2026.
Score: 92 points -- Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, 2021