Red

2016 Black Hills Estate Nota Bene

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Okanagan Valley VQA
Drink between 2022 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • scaredone Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 26, 2022 - Much better the second day, on opening there is a strong blackberry aftertaste, similar to the 15.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dave Dewar wrote:

    October 29, 2022 - A bit green, as noted by other reviewers, but not overly so, IMO.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Vino Loco wrote: 88 points

    September 23, 2022 - There is a greenness to this wine that is just not going away. It hasn’t come together the way I would imagine the winemaker would have likely hoped - either a fruit issue or a technical winemaking issue as the weather in 2016 should have resulted in a full and vibrant Nota Bene.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Canoehead Does not like this wine: 87 points

    April 26, 2022 - Molto Bene Nota Bene! (Vino Loco & Lolo's Seaside Tasting Lodge): Part of an eight vintage vertical tasting. Oh boy, not good. Pyrazines through the roof on the nose. Vegetal green bell pepper and pickled green bean. For the record, 2016 was a long warm growing year. A very good vintage for the books. Pyrazines typically suggest that the core fruit was underripe. And underripe in your flagship blend?! This is perplexing and somewhat disappointing. The atypical low alcohol (13.5%) may be a clue to underripe fruit. The 2016 Black Hills Syrah has also been a disapointment. Underripe fruit is a vineyard issue and possibly a "too early" call on the winemaker's part. Very little can be done to correct this in the winery. And additional time in the cellar is not going to remedy the condition. There was a decent wine under this "green cloak" but hard to enjoy. This was the group's least preferred wine.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Bcolvey Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 12, 2022 - Really good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 626990025078, 626990061533, 626990270881

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,838 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,019 (36%)

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Beef Wellington, grilled steak

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