Richard’s Block Pinot Noir

  • 2014
  • 2013

Wine Style

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Anniversary Series is a selection of wines grown on specific family vineyard sites. Each wine is crafted to the highest standards in limited quantities which are only available at the estate. Our Pinot Noir is dedicated to our father Richard who purchased the original family vineyard in 1956.


Tasting & Pairing

Coming from our premium block on Upper Boucherie Road, this wine is a true expression of what makes Quails Gate Pinot Noir so special. A complex nose of lilac, black cherry, plum, forest floor and exotic spice. The palate is beautifully balanced and well-structured with expressive tannins and brooding dark fruit flavors. This wine is very Burgundian in style being both elegant and sophisticated. Wild game such as duck and venison, dishes with beets and wild mushrooms or an aged cheddar would be an ideal match for this wonderful wine.


Winemaking

The 2014 vintage will be regarded as one of the warmer seasons at our Estate vineyards, and created under the careful direction of our winemaker, Nikki Callaway. All of the fruit was sourced from two established blocks of Pinot Noir at our Estate featuring 667, 117 and 115 clones as old as 24 years. 100% Pinot Noir and aged in French oak for 10 months, this wine is purposely old world in style. Only available at the estate in limited quantities. This wine can be enjoyed now but can also be cellared for another 5-8 years.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.3 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 613539
UPC code: 7788564142022208
Date bottled: December 2015
Case volume: 490 (6/case)


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Wine Style

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Anniversary Series is a selection of wines grown on specific family vineyard sites. Each wine is crafted to the highest standards in limited quantities which are only available at the estate. Our Pinot Noir is dedicated to our father Richard who purchased the original family vineyard in 1956.


Tasting & Pairing

A lovely perfume of violets partner intense raspberry, strawberry and plum fruit with spice and subtle layers of fine intergraded oak. The palate is silky and refined with a long elegant finish. We recommend pairing with grilled salmon and roasted beets, pekin duck, earthy mushroom risotto or a simple roasted chicken marinated with smoked paprika.


Winemaking

The 2013 vintage will be regarded as one of the warmer seasons at our Estate vineyards, and the first wines created under the direction of our new winemaker, Nikki Callaway. All of the fruit was sourced from two established blocks of Pinot Noir at our Estate featuring 667, 117 and 115 clones as old as 24 years. 100% Pinot Noir and aged in French oak for 10 months, this wine is purposely feminine and stylistically subtle. Only available at the estate in limited quantities, we recommend cellaring the Richard’s Block 2013 Pinot Noir until 2028.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 14%
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 3.3 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 613539
UPC code: 778856412208
Date bottled: December 2014
Case volume: 175 (6/case)


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