Floral, rose petal, cedar and cherry on the nose with softer red fruits of cherry, strawberry and cranberry with warm spices, a hint of white pepper and a long finish. 12.5%
The 2016 foxly reserve pinot noir was made from Foxtrot Vineyard’s estate fruit, in what was considered a vintage of overall excellence for the Okanagan Valley. Two-thirds of the fruit was destemmed. The remaining fruit was fermented in whole clusters to add a layer of complexity. The fruit received three days of cold-soaking and was inoculated with a choice selection of yeast strains. The burgeoning wine flourished with thrice-daily punch-downs, over a two-week period until fermentation’s end. The wine rested sur lie for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels, where it underwent a naturally occurring malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked, blended, filtered, and further aged in bottles for two years before release.