2008 8th Generation Vineyard Pinot Noir

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Vintage: 2008
Producer: 8th Generation
Variety: Pinot Noir
Designation: n/a
Region: Canada
Sub-region: Okanagan Valley, BC
ABV: 14.2%
Price: $22 (direct)

He says: This is one of the newer wineries in the Okanagan, and I predict we’re going to see some great things from them in the future. I loved their Riesling and Pinot Meunier Rosé (one of the best Rosés this year), both excellent value for BC wine. This Pinot Noir doesn’t blow me away, and it’s typical of the average BC style: solid red fruit, but very tight, and linear with little depth or complexity. Keep an eye on 8th Generation though, as I think they’ll go from strength to strength.

She says: This Pinot Noir gets medium’s all-round from me.  It had an interesting hint of bitter coffee on the finish in an otherwise red cherry driven palate.  Not bad but nothing to get really excited about either.  Unless you count the cool use of the figure 8 to create very distinctive labels… love the branding!

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ ruby, crystals
Smells like: Youthful, med int, strawberry, earth, mushrooms, red cherry
Tastes like: Dry, med- acid, med- body, med intensity, low tannins, med alcohol, strawberry, sour cherry, tart, salty, slightly bitter finish, med- length
Summary: Good, Ready to drink/drink now

3 comments to 2008 8th Generation Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.