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ESTATE ORGANIC PINOT NOIR 2017 Unfiltered, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
Note that the BEST BUY 2017 presented by the LCBO to wine writers is no longer available. Ironically, it is the only one of the four Local Talent Essentials SPOTLIGHT Feature in the Vintages Catalogue that actually has the correct vintage date. All the others are a year behind! A full review of the 2018 which was not quite up to the 2017 will appear shortly. Fairly deep purple red colour. Intense, slightly spicy, bright, fresh, fragrant, ripe plum-crancherry nose with some elegant cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, very well structured, intense, attractive, ripe plum-cherry-raspberry-cassis flavours with a lingering, crisp, gently cedary finish. This organic Pinot Noir has wonderful ripeness and mouth feel - it may well be the best yet! This 2017 Vintages Essential has 13.0% alcohol and 1.3 g/L residual sugar and most important is unfined and unfiltered which explains the structure and mouthfeel. It has improved significantly over the past year given the age of the vines (planted 1990-2010). I believe that with its hefty 6.3 g/L total acidity, it can live and even improve (if properly stored) for many years to come. CSPC 274753
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hid Ben
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(93 points)
Expansive, Ripe, Quite Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Hidden Bench will not release any wine that does not meet its exacting expectations. The estate Pinot comes from select parcels from Hidden Bench's three estate vineyards and is elegant and refined, with cherry, herb and mineral notes. Try it with bacon-stuffed mushrooms. Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 7, 2020
Cases bought 80 (12 bottles per case)

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