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PARKE VINEYARD GROWER'S SERIES PINOT NOIR 2017 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ADAMO ESTATE
A SECOND REPEAT of the 2017 (**/**+) was last released on March 5, 2022 at $29.95. Here is my just-updated tasting note: This is one of those situations where a wine can significantly improve with additional aging. The medium pale garnet red colour is still there but the nose has become much more complex showing lots of still-firm, ripe, plummy, crancherry fruit along with some earthy-vanilla notes. Very dry, medium bodied and nicely structured with lots of gently spicy, still firm, intense, fairly ripe, plum-crancherry flavours with some tangy, faintly peppery, smoke-tinged, cedary notes on the lingering, crisp finish. This age worthy Pinot Noir has 12.5% alcohol and was aged in French oak (40% new). I believe that this can still improve with additional aging. Only 144 cases made. CSPC 14269
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Complex, Tangy, Intense, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Adamo is an ambitious project in the Hockley Valley (actually on a hilltop) near Orangeville, and as their own vines mature winemaker Shauna White is sourcing from prime sites in Niagara, like the Parke Vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. This pours pale garnet. The nose is nicely lifted and complex with wood smoke curling around classic sour cherry, cinnamon and vanillin. It's light to mid-weight, very smooth with very refined tannin. There is a tart and sour streak with lurking volatility but it squeaks under my normally low bar, and flavour intensity and length are excellent. Well priced for premium Niagara pinot. Drink now to 2025. Score - 91 (David Lawrason, winealign.com) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 15, 2023
Cases bought 28 (6 bottles per case)

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