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Nk'Mip Winemakers Tier Talon 2018

Canada, British Columbia
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Nk'Mip Winemakers Tier Talon 2018

Named for the mythical Thunderbird, Talon exhibits rich aromas and flavours of raspberry, blueberry, anise, pepper and a hint of chocolate.  Super delicious!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Nk'Mip Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Syrah 40%, Malbec 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Merlot 10%, Pinot Noir 5%
¥4,730

Named for the mythical Thunderbird, Talon exhibits rich aromas and flavours of raspberry, blueberry, anise, pepper and a hint of chocolate.  Super delicious!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Nk'Mip Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Syrah 40%, Malbec 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Merlot 10%, Pinot Noir 5%
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14,5%
Product Code B025R00218
UPC 836909004265
Inventory Very Low Stock (1)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Aromas and flavours of raspberry, blueberry, anise, pepper and a hint of chocolate. Unbeliveably delicious!

Pairing

Hearty dishes work here, like pasta with beef or mushrooms, grilled lamb, or a simple T-bone steak. Try with fusilli with artichoke hearts and parmesan cream, roasted lamb and a variety of grilled meats. 

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2028

Press
90Gismondionwine
The attack is rich with peppery, juicy, black fruit that persists throughout the finish. The structure is invitingly round but with enough acidity to keep it all fresh and well balanced. Excellent value.
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Sara d'Amato.   A richly layered wine that has been carefully crafted. The tannins are ripe but mouthfilling and the acidity is just enough to provide some freshness and balance. The oak is very well meshed and the alcohol feels only a touch warm. A full-bodied red with ample black and purple fruit. Offering immense pleasure and satisfaction. Well-priced. Tasted November 2020.
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David Lawrason.  This a deeply coloured, smooth, dense and soft blend, about as Californian as you are going to get in Canada. The nose shows very ripe blackberry/blueberry, violets, vanillin and considerable oak spice. It is full bodied, quite glossy and smooth, with some sandy tannin, warm alcohol and very good length. Tasted October 2020
Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vintage Notes

The harvest for white wines began September 1st, the earliest ever at Nk’Mip. The weather eventually cooled off mid-month allowing the winemaking team to wait until October 3 before taking the reds. The best blocks were picked from October 13 through November 3.

Vinification

The lots were vinified separately and aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 18 months prior to final blending and bottling.

Producer

Producer Description

Located in the hottest and driest part of Canada - Osoyoos - Nk'Mip Cellars is majority owned by over 500 Osoyoos Band members who secure and share a legacy of hard work and a passionate respect for nature. The word Nk’Mip translates to “Bottomland” in English, being located at the southern end of the Osoyoos reservation.

The centuries-old home of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve is about 13,000 hectares of Sonoran Desert landscape. Surrounded by time-weathered mountains and dotted by magnificent mirrored lakes, it reaches from Vernon to Tonasket and from Rock Creek to Princeton, with settlements including Osoyoos, Keremeos, Penticton and Kelowna owing their names to the Indigenous language.

Nk'Mip wines are regularly awarded top honours at International Competitions. We are excited to share these great wines with a great story with you here in Japan!
 

Justin Hall - Winemaker

Following graduation from high school, Justin approached Senior Randy Picton for a job at Nk’Mip cellars. He was awarded the glamorous task of cleaning equipment and hoses and became drawn to the idea of capturing a culture in a bottle of fine wine. He took on night classes at Okanagan University College, earning his certificates in the Winery Assistant and Viticulture programs. To learn the intricacies of a large winery and the many roles and responsibilities that go into the wine-making process, Justin travelled to West Australia to work the crush at Goundrey winery.

Justin returned to Nk’Mip Cellars after earning a post-graduate diploma in Enology and Viticulture from New Zealand’s Lincoln University, and assumed responsibility as Assistant Winemaker.  In May 2017, Justin was promoted to the role of Winemaker. A proud member of the Osoyoos Indian band, Justin works with Randy Picton to craft the award-winning wines of Nk’Mip Cellars.

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