Texture, savoury, lovely.
Pinot Noir maestro, Grant Stanley heads up the winemaking at Spearhead, so the Pinots are in good hands.
For the 2019 vintage Stanley has released three separate (albeit not new) site-specific Pinots together. Each saw extended maceration, spontaneous fermentation, delayed spring malolactic fermentation and 13 months in French oak, 25% of which is new.
The Saddle Block is located at Spearhead, on their estate vineyard in South Kelowna. The vines (Dijon 115 and 828) are rooted at 1550ft ASL in glacial loam consisting of sand, silt and clay with southern and northern exposure.
Of the three single vineyards, Spearhead makes, the Saddle Block shows the most restraint on the nose. Notes of dried cedar, dusty earth, salty bacon fat and beet greens are layered with red plum, sour cherry and red current aromas. The palate shows nice suppleness and pretty fruit. Nicely woven, a lovely mouth on this wine.
Like all three of the single vineyard Pinots, decanting is recommended.
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-06-17 15:55:07.0