$30, 5 stars, 91 points, beamsville bench, canada, pinot noir
I was in Quebec a few months ago and picked up a few Canadian Pinots. This one is pale ruby in the glass with a watery sheen showing off its relatively low 13% ABV. The nose has medium intensity aromas of strawberry, red cherry, cinnamon, earthy bramble, pomegranate and a hint of cedar. The palate is crisp and tart. Fine grained tannins lead the way to a sour cherry mid palate where I am enjoying a melange of red fruit. The back end is juicy with really good acidity and a hint of oak influence. Sour red cherry is the key here, as it should be with this varietal. The wine is light to medium bodied and has a crunchy mouthfeel- it’s a fresh, young wine for sure. The finish is medium in length and very tasty if not a touch sharp. I like it. Pairing ideas for this 91 pointer would be roast chicken, Eggplant Parm or a cheese plate. I think it is open for business and will remain so till 2025. At $30 USD it’s a 5 star wine that might be a bit difficult to source here in the USA, but look for it up North eh. Salut….