Wente Vineyards 2008 Reliz Creek Pinot Noir
Quite dark in the glass for pinot noir, this wine has a nose that brings cedar chop, black fruit, vegetable leaf, tar, raisin, plum and cherry to mind. There are juicy fruit flavours on the palate, with a silky texture and a spicy tannins. This begs to be enjoyed with duck breast or roast chicken.
- British Columbia: $25
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Tom Firth is a writer, wine consultant, judge and a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel. He loves to chat about all things wine and blogs for wineaccess.ca, tweets as @cowtownwine and is a general nuisance.