50th Parallel Estate, Okanagan Valley (British Columbia, Canada) Pinot Noir 2016

($30):  The 50th Parallel Estate consistently makes outstanding Pinot Noir.  Their 2016 is the real thing: a balance of ripe, but not too ripe, fruit flavors intertwined with savory ones.  Fine tannins provide support and allow for immediate consumption.  Both delicate and expressive, it delivers the what I consider the quintessential quality of Pinot Noir, flavor without weight.  Try it with grilled salmon.
93 Michael Apstein Feb 4, 2020