2016 Oak Bay Pinot Noir

I last had the 2013 vintage of this wine and loved it. We don’t get a lot of Okanaghan wines and I find them quite distinctive, so when they come in I give them some love … This one is garnet in color with a mild soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice strawberries and rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice smooth tannins and the rustic notes build beautifully in the mouth, especially without food. It’s nice and dry. The fruit on this vintage is definitely more subdued than in the past but its a lovely soft varietal pinot noir. Be careful what you serve it with, I paired it with lamb chops and it kind of overwhelmed the wine a bit. Salmon, pork or poultry would be a better match. I would give it an -88. Not bad at all.

Oak Bay Pinot Noir 2016 VINTAGES#: 267146 $19.95
Release Date:March 16, 2019
Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol: 12.9%
Made In: British Columbia, Canada
By: Gebert Family, St. Hubertus Estate Winery
Sugar Content: 3 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry
Style:Medium-bodied & Fruity
Varietal: Pinot Noir
This is a VQA wine

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