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|LOWREY VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015 VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Medium light red colour. Very spicy, tangy, faintly dusty, candied plum-cherry nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, bright, lightish, tangy, candied plum-cherry flavours with a very crisp, faintly herbal, sandalwood-tinged finish. OK but hardly a detour. Has 12.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. The 2014 (**/**+) was released on September 30, 2017 at $44.95. TONY ASPLER / 88-points - Light ruby in colour; lifted raspberry nose with oak spice, a touch volatile; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, minerally, raspberry flavour.
||Red Table Wine
Dry, Lightish, Spicy, Candied
|Weather in Ontario's 2015 vintage was a bit chaotic, particularly early in the growing season, but old vines - such as the Pinot Noir vines used to make this wine, which were planted in the 1980s in dolomitic limestone interspersed with clay - are so deeply rooted as to not even notice such trifles. Expect rich, brambly berry fruit, earth, mineral and wisps of oak, and pair the wine with beef bourguignon or seared duck breast with braised mushrooms.
||vintages release - September 29, 2018
||48 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent