Current Release Wines from 1 Mill Road

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2021 Block Two Pinot Noir

Block Two is a blend of our most premium Pinot Noir from our Home Block vineyard along with a nearby vineyard site.  Located just above our Home Block site, this additional vineyard is also on a heavy glacial silt bench and planted to Dijon clone 115.

 

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THE VINEYARD
This year, Block Two is a combination of Home Block and an additional Pinot Noir coming from a vineyard located just above the Home Block site. The Home Block is Naramata Bench personified. Perched on glacier lake-formed bluffs above Okanagan Lake, the crescent shaped site tilts SW, maximizing heat units and allowing air flow. Set into an amphitheater of old growth sage, soils are silt and loam with calcareous elements similar to some of the best vineyards in the world. Planted in 2013 to a single clone, Dijon #115. The additional vineyard is also on a heavy glacial silt bench and planted to Dijon clone #115.

THE WINEMAKING
The fruit was treated slightly different than most years. There was a need to move through fermentation quicker than normal as the fruit was stressed. Typically, stressed fruit can make some of the best vintages…it’s all how it’s managed through to bottle. We chose not to add any whole cluster to the ferments, which in typical years, would be 20-25%. The wine went to barrel in traditional 228L french oak and the french oak tanks with an average of 20% new oak. The two vineyards that supplied the fruit were kept separate during harvest and during barrel aging; only getting blended together just prior to bottling.

THE VINTAGE
An early and dry spring followed up with incredibly intense heat in June which set in motion, one of the strangest vintages we’ve been a part of. The Okanagan also experienced a summer of wild fires and diminished summer sunlight due to smoke at a time when we needed heat units to form higher degree days allowing for ripening. Hot and tough conditions equals less fruit, lower yields and ultimately less juice to make wine.

THE WINE
Red cherry, simple spice and anise. Fine oak and a savoury texture melds itself together with a long and bright silky finish.

2020 Home Block Pinot Noir

Grown on the Okanagan Valley’s heavier silty soils of the Naramata Bench, this vineyard site maximizes southwest exposure and the close proximity to Okanagan Lake allows for long days and a long growing season. Handpicked and hand sorted, the grapes are fermented and aged in beautiful wooden French oak tanks in the Naramata Wine Vault.

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View Technical Details

THE VINEYARD
This is Naramata Bench personified. Perched on glacier lake-formed bluffs above Okanagan Lake, the crescent shaped site tilts SW, maximizing heat units and allowing air flow. Set into an amphitheatre of old growth sage, soils are silt and loam with calcareous elements similar to some of the best vineyards in the world.  Planted in 2013, we chose to showcase a single clone, Dijon #115.

THE WINEMAKING
This project is all about focus: Pinot Noir. Hand picked in two passes October 7 & 15th, then hand sorted and fermented as whole berries with 25% as whole clusters. The main ferment was completed in 2200L French Oak tanks and then aged in these plus 20% new French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

THE VINTAGE
After a slow start from a cooler spring, the Okanagan summer delivered solid heat units into September. Veraison was somewhat delayed which improved the fruit quality as the slower ripening avoided high sugars/alcohols and delivered full phenolic ripeness. Fortunately we completed harvest on October 15th right before a freeze event a week later.

THE WINE
A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

Pinot Noir Mixed 6-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 6 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

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2020 Home Block Pinot Noir Magnum

A 1.5 liter magnum of our 2020 Home Block Pinot Noir.

A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

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Pinot Noir Mixed 6-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 6 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

  • 3 bottles from our Home Block vineyard – 93 Pts John Schreiner
  • 3 bottles from Block Two vineyard – 92 Pts John Schreiner
 

Pinot Noir Mixed 12-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 12 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

  • 6 bottles from our Home Block vineyard – 93 Pts John Schreiner
  • 6 bottles from Block Two vineyard – 92 Pts John Schreiner

2020 Home Block Pinot Noir Magnum

A 1.5 liter magnum of our 2020 Home Block Pinot Noir.

A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

93 Points – John Schreiner

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Coming Soon: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Rosé

2022 will be our first Chardonnay & Pinot Noir harvest. As these wines sit in tank & barrel, we hope you’ll follow along in our journey and join the club or list for dates and news around our next anticipated release in 2023.

“We want to make wines with a clear sense of identity of the land that the fruit comes from. We are dedicated to capturing the true essence of vineyard and terroir in our wines. Each vintage, our wines are made with intent and great care in every step of the process. When you taste 1 Mill Road you will experience the energy of a passion, a time, and a place.”

Next Release 2023

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