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|EDGEROCK VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2016 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Medium deep purple colour. Spicy, cedary, plum-apple peel nose with some scorched earth notes. Very dry, medium to medium-light bodied, peppery, somewhat tart, faintly resiny, baked red apple flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat bitter finish. Screwcap closure. Tasted twice. Has 13% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. Only 278 cases produced. You can safely ignore the 91-point tasting note appearing in the Vintages Catalogue. Serve slightly chilled with bbq salmon.
||Red Table Wine
Peppery, Earthy, Baked Apple
|TASTING NOTE: This is Panagapka's first attempt at a Pinot Noir at this lower price point. Quality Pinot like this is hard to find in Niagara (or anywhere, for that matter). Edgerock is a vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench farmed by Wismer. Panagapka uses 40% new French oak, always wild fermentation for all his wines, 70% of the fruit is whole berry pressed. The quality of oak, grapes and winemaking for 2027 Cellars is the same across the board whether it's a $19 bottle of wine or a $40 bottle. The nose on this fine Pinot is fresh and delicate with strawberry, cherry, rhubarb, subtle toasted vanilla and oak. Turns more complex on the palate with obvious tannins to bring complexity and structure into the equation to go with savoury red fruits, underbrush and well-integrated spice notes. A personable Pinot that will have you scratching head at the quality to price ratio. Score - 91 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, Dec. 4, 2017)
||vintages release - July 21, 2018
||112 (12 bottles per case)
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