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|PIPE DOWN 2016 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
||THE ORGANIZED CRIME
|Very deep intense purple colour. Spicy, ripe plummy nose with some vanilla notes. Dry, medium bodied, very bright, ripe plum-cherry-apple flavours with a cedary, lingering, crisp, gently cedary finish. Has 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 20170206 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The 2011 (**/**+) was released on September 14, 2013 at $22.20.
||Red Table Wine
|TASTING NOTE: The Pipe Down is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and kiln dried Petit Verdot and was fermented with both wild and commercial yeasts with 10 months of aging in 20% new French oak barrels and the rest neutral. There is a bevy of red fruits, black currants, plums, kirsch and barrel spice notes on the nose. It's juicy and rich on the palate with fruit forward flavours, complementing spices, decent tannins and structure and a smooth finish. Can cellar 4+ years. Score - 89 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, May 31, 2018)
||vintages release - December 8, 2018
||87 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent