2017 Pinot Noir Reserve

$40.00

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  • Tasting Notes

Striking berry red in colour. Look not for sheer butt-kicking audacity; rather a lean and clean chassis with a soft perfumed nose that floats tart raspberry, strawberry, red currant, cherry, plum, cranberry components. With very laid back oak treatment (10 per cent new oak), the recurring berry fruit flavours are garnished with faint floral notes, orange peel and cocoa powder upon aeration in the glass while the acidity provides definition to the textured finish.

  • Wine Specs

Sugar – 5.1g/L
Alc – 12%
Brix – 20.6
Aging – 12 months French oak, 10% new oak
Vineyard – PEC
Production – 600 cases

  • Food Pairings

Smoked or grilled pork and chicken

Earthy Flavours – mushrooms, root vegetables, lentils or garlic

Asian Cuisine – sweet and salty combos such as Peking duck, hoisin glazed pork roast

Fish – tuna, swordfish and salmon

Cheese – brie, aged goat and cheddar

  • Recommended Enjoyment

Heading over to someone’s place for a dinner party? As long as it is someone you genuinely like, this is the wine to bring. Be proud to showcase this star grape varietal of the County. If not overly fond of the host… wait until you get home then open, pour, enjoy, repeat.

  • Reviews

Michael Godel

Feb 14, 2019

93 Points

No time passes before realization sets in. This is not just more incredible lightness of PEC pinot noir being but a wondrous example of advanced and furthered. The chrestomathy is understood, from the excellence of these vineyards, this geology and what magic compels pinot noir into such a lithe and ethereal state. Others do so in the County in similar ways but Huff’s is the one to match the fantasy with perfectly dark fruit extracted reality. This has blessed commercial appeal and immense structure. The tannins are fine-spun, perfectly planar, parallel to the fruit and together they will travel in synch for many years. The tension on the finish seals the deal, on the edge of bitter and with that first sip still in mind. Drink 2019-2025. Tasted February 2017.

Tony Aspler

Sep 14, 2019

Ruby clour with a violet tint at the rim. Lifted black raspberry nose with oak spice and a light floral note. Medium-bodied, crispy dry, cranberry and sour cherry flavours; well-balanced and very Burgundian in style

  • Awards

National Wine Awards - Bronze

2019

Gold Medal

2016 National Wine Awards

Silver Medal

2016 Invtervin International Wine Awards