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PINOT NOIR 2016 Estate vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEW VINEYARDS
Assessed from a bottle provided by the producer. Medium-deep red colour. Initially fairly youthful, somewhat spicy, bright, ripe, plummy, red cherry nose with some minerally notes. Dry medium to medium-light bodied, very bright, slightly spicy, tangy, very fresh, lively, ripe crancherry flavours with a lingering, crisp, gently complex finish that shows some decent mid-palate structure. Surprisingly, this wine which was assessed by using my Coravin improved in the sealed bottle after resting a week on 1/3 argon gas exposure! It was riper, rounder and had attractive hints of toast from the 15 months of aging in French oak. Who would have known that the score would jump from 88 to 89. Has 13.3% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with the code WS20150906 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Not quite up to the riper (14% alcohol) recommended 2015 (**/**+) that was released on April 4, 2020 at $23.95. CSPC 520080
Type Red Table Wine
Agent KEW Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Fragrant, Ripe, Tangy, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The 2016 growing season was a good one, with no great swings in terms of temperature or precipitation, and conditions around the harvest were ideal. Expect this Pinot to be elegant and refined, with lifted floral tones and notes of cherry, strawberry, earth and spice, plus some touches of maturing fruit adding depth and complexity. Pair with grilled duck breast. Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 31, 2020
Cases bought 72 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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