Quails’ Gate Reserve Pinot Noir


 

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Quails’ Gate is a Canadian winery, located in the Okanagan Valley of British Colombia.  The wine, a reserve Pinot Noir, approximately $45 CAD.  As we usually find for wines from this region, it is very earthy, not something I find desirable in a Pinot.  We like our Pinot’s to be very fragrant to the nose and light and flavorful to the tongue. This is my common complaint for wines from BC.  Having said that, I would very much recommend this one for a variety of reasons.  First, many people prefer the earthiness exhibited by this bottle, so I must disqualify myself from being overly critical, just not my cup of tea so to speak.  Second, I have had many wines in this price range that were inferior to this one.  Finally, it is a Canadian wine and I must support it just on that alone.  You be the judge after you have tried it.  I give it a 3 out of 5 on our personal scale, and will stick to the French or California Pinot’s.

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3 thoughts on “Quails’ Gate Reserve Pinot Noir

  1. I was in the region once, and pleasantly surprised. Actually had no clue wines were in BC. Tasted some good Syrahs. I’m OK with earthy Pinots from France, Oregon, and obviously BC (my wife doesn’t like them) … so we prefer ones from California.

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