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Staff Pick

B Vintners "Black Bream" Pinot Noir - 2016

Item # 39604 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A paler, delicate style of Pinot Noir from the cool climate of Walker Bay. The wine is 90% destemmed and aged in old French oak barrels. The fruit really shines in this wine, there is no taste of oak. This elegant Pinot would pair beautifully with roast duck or grilled salmon.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Black Bream is the national fish of South Africa. This silvery swimmer is known for hiding in shallow, rocky, shaded waters and small pools. This wine is named for the shy fish because this plot of pinot noir comes from a cool, unassuming spot separated from the rest of B Vintner's land. Although there is a humble quality implied by the title, there's no need to be modest about the quality of this pinot. It's fresh, light and savory, and reminds me of salty wild strawberries. The fruit is front and center, and little oak was used in the winemaking process. B Vintners is an extremely new venture, so new, in fact, they cannot yet be certified organic. They are practicing organic, however. If this is their entrée, I can't wait to see what they make next.

- GWN

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