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Wine Recommendation

Wine:CedarCreek Estate Winery 2005 Estate Select Pinot Noir  (Okanagan Valley)

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2005 Estate Select Pinot Noir
(Okanagan Valley)

One of the Okanagan’s premier producers of Pinot Noir, CedarCreek grows several clones of the variety at both its estate vineyard and at its Greata Ranch Vineyard. Both vineyards are near Kelowna, in the cool northern Okanagan. Judging from the quality of the Pinot Noir emerging from CedarCreek and from Quails’ Gate, which is just across Okanagan Lake, these northern vineyards are proving very well-suited to the variety.

CedarCreek produces a sensual reserve Pinot Noir under its Platinum label and a punchier, less cerebral wine under its Estate Select label. This is a generous wine, with aromas of vanilla, cherries, plums and spice. The flavours of good barrels are nicely integrated with the taste of black cherries, with a long spicy finish. 87 points.

Reviewed August 3, 2007 by John Schreiner.

The Wine

Winery: CedarCreek Estate Winery
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Estate Select Pinot Noir
Appellation: Okanagan Valley
Grape: Pinot Noir
Price: 750ml $26.99

Review Date: 8/3/2007

The Reviewer

John Schreiner

John Schreiner has been covering the wines of British Columbia for the past 30 years and has written 10 books on the wines of Canada and BC. He has judged at major competitions and is currently a panel member for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Wine. Both as a judge and as a wine critic, he approaches each wine not to find fault, but to find excellence. That he now finds the latter more often than the former testifies to the dramatic improvement shown by BC winemaking in the past decade.