2008 Pinot Noir ‘Adieu’
2008 Pinot Noir “Adieu” marks the end of an era. In 2005 and 2006 we set out not to make the best tasting pinot, but instead wanted to show the individuality and nuances of each site. As such, we fermented and bottled the wines as single vineyard.
In 2007 we blended the wines from our three vineyards in the south Okanagan to create a more harmonious Pinot Noir.
The ethereal and lithe qualities adored in Pinot were still not quite there. In 2008 we decided to bring in the best pinot we could find from the north of Okanagan (Westbank) to complement the fruit from the south.
Don’t be afraid to pair this pinot with salmon. The light body, acidity and soft tannins lend itself well with cedar plank grilled salmon. White meat, and traditional holiday turkey is another great favorite.
… an exceptional example from the Okanagan, crafted from low yielding, high-density vineyards managed with minimal input, in an unapologetically French style… This is a really top-notch wine that will appeal to fans of complex, well structured, old world style pinot.