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Foxtrot Vineyards Pinot Noir
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Region: Okanagan
Vineyard: Foxtrot Vineyards
Variety: Pinot Noir
Reviewer: Judith Lane


Said be some to be Canada's best Pinot Noir, the Foxtrot Pinot blew most of us out of the water when it landed in our glasses last year. Father Torsten and son Gustav Allander (winemaker), grew their grapes on the Naramata Bench for several years before they made and bottled this stellar Pinot. The 2006 is the third vintage and it's a dream if you can call a wine that.

Elegant and distinctive, with strawberries, cherries, a little rhubarb and vanilla and easy spice, the mouthfeel is velvety, sweetly textured and finishes both sweet and a little sour. An engineer in his previous life, Torsten senior credits the wine quality to precision, quality technique, and setting the bar very high. The dancing bear and woman on the label? A picker regularly encountered a bear when she was picking grapes. The bear would rise on its hind legs almost though it wanted to dance the foxtrot with her. This lovely Pinot Noir is worth the splurge if you can find it. Will cellar for five years.


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