Red

2019 Black Hills Estate Nota Bene

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Okanagan Valley VQA
Drink between 2024 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • mcflytfc Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 26, 2022 - Some great Canadian Okanagan wine tonight.
    48% Merlot 34% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot.

    Dark fruits on the nose.
    Quite acidic with medium body, strong tannins, tobacco, earthy and herbal. Needs a few more years before revisiting, very young.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mcflytfc Likes this wine:

    July 19, 2022 - Improved considerably with a couple hour decant

  • PlanetX wrote: 89 points

    May 5, 2022 - Dark fruit and vanilla nose. Immediate veneer of vanilla, like a thick layer of sweet icing on a cake. Combined with the soft tannins this is easy to drink now. Expect some time in the bottle will allow the fruit to integrate with the vanilla. Will be interesting to see if any tertiary notes develop over time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Canoehead Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 26, 2022 - Molto Bene Nota Bene! (Vino Loco & Lolo's Seaside Tasting Lodge): Part of an eight vertical tasting ('12-'19). Tasted first and was surprisingly accessible and enjoyable. If there has been a complaint about Black Hills it is they release the Nota Bene way too early and it needs to be cellared 3-5 years before the wine becomes enjoyable and not a geeky exercise in assessing for "potential". This will probably develop a little more complexity with time but Mr. Wise has definitely taken Nota Bene into a more crowd-friendly, ready-to-drink quality new world Meritage blend.

    Pronounced nose of dark red fruits - with fresh black cherries and black currant jam leading the way. A bit of alcohol heat on the nose but not distracting. The fruits carried through onto palate but kept evolving through the 2 hours with dark chocolate and baking spice. Acidity stayed up in the wine - very refreshing. Oak was well managed and tannins were fine and a touch grippy but this will soften out a couple more years in bottle.

    Second night observation is the wine had dissipated materially. Definitely a buy and open Nota Bene.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • WineInTheLoops wrote:

    February 26, 2022 - Good when it opened, try again in one year

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • 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 Code 626990061533

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,839 (92%)
  • Consumed 168 (8%)

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Community Recommendations

bacon-wrapped filet mignon, seared duck breast

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