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|PINOT NOIR 2015 VQA Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Light ambering brick red colour. Spicy, somewhat dusty, dried apple-plum nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-light bodied, tangy, slightly spicy, baked plum-apple flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly herbal, sandalwood, high acid finish. Ready-to-drink. Lot number is 20161230 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Has 12.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. The 2013 (*+/**) was released on September 16, 2017 at $30.20.
||Red Table Wine
Dry, Slightly Herbal
|TASTING NOTE: Ilya Senchuk's small lot (220 case) 2015 pinot noir is actually a new wine set to be released this spring. It's a blend of fruit drawn from both McNally and Lowrey vineyards, two exceptional cru that have been the focus of previous Leaning Post single-vineyard pinot noir. The most notable difference here is how all the tension and vaporous tones melt away to create this fluid, fleecy and ductile wine. The fruit selection seems clearly developed to gain easier access with downsized structure or perhaps it just happened this way. It is here that the house style reads as a lithe Peninsula pinot noir manifesto with clarity and transparency to set up and introduce the estate's next vintage, recently planted young vine pinot noir. Drink 2018-2021. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Feb. 24, 2018)
||vintages release - October 13, 2018
||42 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent