Red

2014 Black Hills Estate Nota Bene

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Okanagan Valley VQA
Drink between 2019 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • Canoehead Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 12, 2022 - This vintage surprised me again. After a disappointing version several weeks back in a vertical tasting, this occasion was uplifting. The wine was approachable, in balance and actually delicious. Blackberries and ripe black cherries with a touch of cocoa and tobacco. Was the last bottle faulty? An anomaly? Ahh wine, always a wonder. Think positive and open a ‘14 NB soon. Very good with prime rib.

  • Canoehead wrote: 88 points

    April 26, 2022 - Molto Bene Nota Bene! (Vino Loco & Lolo's Seaside Tasting Lodge): Part of eight vintage vertical. This was underwhelming compared to recent experiences with the same wine. Bottle variation? Well, we have to assess the wine that's in front of us. It's a "meh" wine at best. Felt like I was drinking a $25 Cab-Merlot blend, with a few years of age, of no regional distinction. In relation to its vertical evening peers, Vino Loco captured it best ... "deserving of nothing more than a participant ribbon at an elementary school sports day." Dénouement.

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  • Vino Loco Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 13, 2022 - Mid to dark colour, starting to show some age. Dried cherry, fermented strawberries, green pepper, maybe some licorice or something else savoury.

    Very drinkable, but a short finish and lacks complexity. That said, so much better than earlier bottles - optimal drinking window?

    I apparently have 11 bottles left, but I trust my inventory tracking as much as I would trust a salad from China.

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  • Canoehead Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 13, 2022 - Pnp'd after a magnum of TC's 2015 The Creek didn't seem to be enough wine for the four-person beef tomahawk dinner we were thoroughly enjoying. This took off right from the get go. Pronounced nose of savoury dark red fruit with a bit of espresso and dried sage and mint. Medium-plus body and good concentration. Nice long finish - sadly last bottle but time to drink up... or to paraphrase Vino Loco.. "you'll want to start charging rent for those bottles that overstay their welcome in the cellar"!

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  • yaletownsipper Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 2, 2022 - You have to be patient with Nota Bene - at least five years storage after purchasing, and you will be rewarded with a consistently delicious Bordeaux blend. Too often I've ordered a bottle in a restaurant and been disappointed due to its young age and biting tannins. This vintage was excellent, but alas, I need to wait a couple more years for my others to age.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Black Hills Estate
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Nota Bene
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Okanagan Valley
  • Appellation Okanagan Valley VQA
  • UPC Codes 626990061533, 626990119104

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,711 (66%)
  • Consumed 858 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef Wellington, grilled rib eye with mushrooms, Rack of Lamb, Ratatouille, shallot jam and Roquefort, T-bone steak

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95% Like It  20 votes

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