SpearHead's 2019 Pinot Noir uses a combination of fruit from the Gentleman Farmer Vineyard in SE Kelowna & Golden Retreat Vineyard in Summerland. Pinot Noir Clone 115 and 667 are separately hand harvested, destemmed to small batches and cold soaked for 5-7 days before fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The total time on skins is 16-21 days. After a gentle press the wine completes malolactic fermentation and is aged 13 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Aromas of spiced plum, clove, sage and star anise on the nose. The palate displays more fruit; dark cherry, blueberry and blackberry. Well balanced, with soft, integrated tannin. Enjoy now or cellar approximately 5 years.