Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2011

Member Review by zufrieden:

The 2011 Vintage was a cool one in British Columbia so I was curious what effect this might have on this usually consistent PN. If the wine is allowed to open up for 20 minutes, there is a bright cherry nose - though a bit muted plus reasonable colour in the glass. The wine is smooth with soft tannin on entry with a touch of bitterness on the finish that abates if the glass is left standing awhile. Very nice - softer with less fruit and depth than the 2009 or 2010 but a good effort all round. 87 points. This is no April fool.

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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars:
Blue Mountain welcomes you to experience wines using exclusively estate grown grapes from its South Okanagan vineyard. Focusing on varietal wines made from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir, Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season. At Blue Mo... Read more
Blue Mountain welcomes you to experience wines using exclusively estate grown grapes from its South Okanagan vineyard. Focusing on varietal wines made from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir, Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season. At Blue Mountain, it also means the use of 100% estate-grown grapes. Following the estate concept to its fullest extent sets Blue Mountain apart from most North American wineries. Indeed, in the burgeoning industry of the Okanagan Valley, Blue Mountain can make the rare claim of more than 36 years of continuous grape production by one family. The grapes that are harvested for Blue Mountain wines are sourced solely from its own vineyard. A philosophy of sustainable land management ensures limited chemical input. Using classic varietals, which originate in France in growing conditions like our own, we limit our crop yields resulting in higher concentration of the fruit. In the winery, winemaker Matt Mavety combines new technology with traditional techniques. The wines are handled minimally to ensure that the delicacy and intensity of flavours cultivated in the vineyard are expressed in the wine. French oak barrels are used in the cellar to soften and add complexity. All of these factors combine to result in a style and finesse fitting to the varietals. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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04/01/2013

The 2011 Vintage was a cool one in British Columbia so I was curious what effect this might have on this usually consistent PN. If the wine is allowed to open up for 20 minutes, there is a bright cherry nose - though a bit muted plus reasonable colour in the glass. The wine is smooth with soft tannin on entry with a touch of bitterness on the finish that abates if the glass is left standing awhile. Very nice - softer with less fruit and depth than the 2009 or 2010 but a good effort all round. 87 points. This is no April fool.




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