2014 Thirty Bench Small lot Pinot noir

I was wandering out of Longos and went into the Wine shop … this wine was there, and was mislabelled as $24.20 a bottle instead of the usual $36 so I pounced. Garnet in color with mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich varietal soft red berries, strawberries and raspberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity and tannins. This is a smooth well made pinot. The wine builds nicely in the mouth. I would give it an 88+. Very nice, especially given the bargain price I paid!!

From the winery’s web site:
$36.95 per bottle

Ruby red colour with a bouquet of cherry, raspberry, red plum and smoke. Medium-bodied, elegant and fruit-forward. Juicy, fruit flavours of red berry and cherry fill the mouth. Red berry tea, pomegranate and red currant notes linger on the finish.

Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted from our own Thirty Bench vineyard and fermented in open top wood fermenters. Barrel aged in French oak for 12 months.

Serve at a cool room temperature of 15 to 17˚C. Pair with venison and a red wine cherry reduction; veal steaks; beef tenderloin; mushroom based dishes; pheasant; quail; duck breast. Enjoy with a selection of cheeses which may include Peau Rouge, La Sauvagine and Reblochon.
This wine will age gracefully through 2020.

Limited production of 402 cases.

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