Jen Parr, Winemaker notes (2019 Vintage)
"This wonderfully fragrant and textural wine comes from a special corner of our Bannockburn vineyard in a cool growing season that was unusually low yielding. The wine has an earthy garnet hue with a highly aromatic bouquet of dried herb, lilac, Doris plum, blackberry, bay leaf and licorice. The palate has a depth of earthy flavours complimented by bright berry and cardamom. It is a unique and highly sensuous medley of fruit, earth and spice. The mouth-filling texture is a combination of silky tannins and candid acidity that suggest great ageability. The Missy Pinot Noir was made in loving memory of a special wine dog – it lingers long on the palate, seemingly resonating its purpose. This is a wine destined to invoke happy memories – enjoy in good company today, tomorrow and for 10+ years. 50% whole bunch / 30% new oak. Only 1,735 bottles produced."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, January 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Vibrant bouquet with aromas of ripe, sweet red berries, fine baking spices and gentle toasty wood. Complex and appealing. On the palate – equally fruity with flavours of raspberry and cherry, sweet red roses and more soft brown baking spices. Firm tannins with a fine texture, medium+ acidity and lengthy intriguing finish. Tastes ready, but will age gracefully over the next few years. Best drinking from late 2021 through 2026+."