Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019

You probably are well aware of Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars sparkling wines, but they also produce several still ones.  I’m tasting their Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019 and it is quite an elegant wine that can easily age another 3-4 years before you open it and enjoy it with a bit more bottle age.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019 ($34.90 sold out at the winery)

Made from Pinot Noir clones 114,115,667, and 777. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed and put into a combination of open-top wood and stainless steel fermentation tanks. The wines were fermented with 100% indigenous yeasts and did undergo a secondary malolactic fermentation.

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019 with wine in glass

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019 with wine in glass

Appearance: Medium intensity translucent to the core garnet colour.
Nose: A medium intensity nose with red fruits, red cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla aromas to start, and then some black fruits with air. Lighter intensity aromas with air; Toast, red fruits, brambleberries, candied cherries and a whiff of dill aromas.
Palate: Dry, round with a thicker, almost silky mouthfeel.  Soft tannins and medium-plus acidity.  You get tart and sweet red fruits and red cherries.  There is also a touch of plum and floral with air.  An acidity-driven wine.  With decanting you get the same fruit flavours, plus toast and brambleberries, a touch of salty minerality and a little less acidity.
Finish: Medium-plus length finishing a bit puckering with sweet spices, tart red fruit, red cherries, and light drying tannins.
 
I enjoyed both the undecanted and decanted versions of this wine.  Undecanted has higher acidity and tart fruit flavours, which the decanted version has toast on the nose and on the palate in addition to the red fruit aromas and flavours.
 
In case you are a cheese lover, Cathedral City Mature Cheddar, which I purchased at Save-On-Foods, is an excellent complimentary pairing for this wine.  Nice firmer creaminess from the cheese that tones down the wine’s acidity a bit but keeps the red fruit flavours.
 
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Translucent garnet colour.  Medium intensity nose with nutmeg and cinnamon spice plus red fruits and red cherry aromas. Dry, medium-plus body, round with a thicker mouthfeel.  Tart and sweet red fruits and red cherries, and light tannins  An acidity driven wine.

Where Can I Buy This Wine?

The wine is sold out at the winery, but you may find it at your local wine shop or on a restaurant list.

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