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ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2019 VQA Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer WESTCOTT
This attractive 100% Pinot Noir has medium-pale garnet red colour and 30% was whole cluster fermented - all in French oak (no new) for 22 months. The nose has plummy, wild cherry aromas with some raspberry notes plus a touch of very gently savoury, slightly spicy, toast. Dry, bright and medium bodied with faintly spicy, still youthful, ripe, plum-crancherry-raspberry flavours and a lingering, harmonious, elegant, quite ready-to-enjoy finish. Great with salmon or turkey. It has 12.5% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and 5.6 g/L total acidity (100% malolactic) with 1,200 cases produced and bottled in August 2021. A REPEAT of the best buy 2019 (***) that was last released on March 18, 2023 at $31.95. CSPC 427500
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Wes Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(93 points)
Dry, Bright, Ripe, Plum-Cherry-Raspberry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: I only recently tasted this at the estate with Westcott owners Carolyn Hurst and Grant Westcott, along with winemaker Casey Kulczyk. One of the many things this estate has accomplished in its 10 years of operation is being able to hold their wines in bottle so consumers can feel confident in drinking upon release. Watch for a full report on Wescott soon on Wines In Niagara. The 2019 estate Pinot, a blend of the estate's Westcott Home Farm vineyard and Butlers' Grant, is 30% whole cluster fermented with wild malolactic fermentation. It was fermented in 100% French oak, of which 20% was new, and aged for 22 months. Such a gorgeous nose of pretty red berries, black raspberries, seductive Pinot perfume notes and perfectly integrated spice notes. It's nicely integrated and balanced with bright red berries, anise, fine tannins, some structure, a pinch of spice, subtle earthy/savoury notes, and a bright, finessed finish. Very nice Pinot that represents the house style. Can still cellar 5+ years. Score - 92 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, March 15, 2023) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 21, 2023
Cases bought 176 (12 bottles per case)

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