2014 50th Parallel Pinot Noir
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
REGION: Central Okanagan Valley, Lakeside Alluvial Fans
This wine is 50th Parallel Estate's flagship wine. Appearance: Deep red, intense violet-purple hue Aroma: Rose petal, star anise and exotic spices Palate: A rich and fruitful entry that immediately fills the mouth with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Ripe black raspberry, truffle, toasted nuts and peppery chocolate prevail and then blend seamlessly with beautiful mineral undertones.Traditional pairings to consider include lamb, tenderloin, venison and a multitude of game birds. For the fishy folk don’t be afraid to pour with Sockeye salmon and Ahi tuna. Side up with well-seasoned mushrooms, and truffle baby potatoes. Hardened artisan cheeses aged meats are always favorite accompaniments for those simple but satisfying char-cut evenings.
92 POINTS Decanter International Wine Awards 2017 (London, UK)
SILVER Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016
SILVER National Wine Awards of Canada 2016
BRONZE International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
BRONZE InterVin International Wine Awards 2016
BRONZE San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Lead Winemaker Matthew Fortuna and Consulting Winemaker Grant Stanley have been producing award winning wines together at 50th Parallel since 2013. Prior to this tenure, they worked together for seven years producing world class wines at another great Pinot house in the Okanagan valley.
Their talents have now been focussed on producing premium fruit from the 50th Parallel Estate vineyards, and dialed in to using their new state-of-the-art gravity flow winery to produce some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir.