2011 REBEL PINOT NOIR

Available at select Vintages LCBO - Release Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (LCBO Page - Click Here)

Technical Information

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vineyard: -

Appellation: Niagara Peninsula

VQA: Yes

Vintages LCBO: 461731

Alcohol: 13.3%

Retail: $22.95

Licensee: $19.41 + HST

Tasting Notes

Our 2011 Rebel Pinot Noir has a rich, approachable nose of stewed and fresh red berry fruits.  Cherry and cranberry dominate with layers of subtle cinnamon and spice.  This Pinot Noir exhibits red raspberry and cherry flavours.

The body is medium but strong. Lively and easy going pinot suited to any occasion.

Nineteen months ageing in French Oak Barrels helped to bring out its true character and complexity.  Hand picked and hand made.


2011 rebel pinot noir Reviews

Brad Mate | Rating: 89pts | Review Date: August 12, 2016

"A solid little Pinot with a nice ratio of smooth to grippy tannins. Pretty simple flavor profile of cherry, cranberry and vanilla. Very enjoyable, It's a good price for a hand produced boutique wine."

Sarah Parniak | Rating: **** | Review Date: July 27, 2016

"This small, family-run winery has a deserved reputation for its estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Grapes are picked by hand, and the wines are given as long as they need to develop - in the case of this Rebel, that's 19 months in French oak. Speaking of time, a bottle or two of this Pinot can hang out in your cellar if you can fight the impulse to drink it all now. Pretty sour cherry, spice and cranberry on the nose and palate."

Sara d'Amato | Rating: 87pts | Review Date: July 25, 2016

"There is some good varietal character here, less bitterness and it would have achieved a higher score. Flavours of dried leaf, leathery cherry and sour acids combat on a very tannic palate. A good start but the fruit falls off somewhat and dries out on the finish. Difficult. Tasted June 2016."

Matt Steeves | Rating: 87pts | Review Date: July 22, 2016

"16 Mile Cellar 2011 Rebel Pinot Noir - garnet colour with a brick rim, this Pinot was hand picked and spent a whopping 19 months in French oak barrels. Dark cherries, dried cranberry, with fresh herbs. Light bodied, with tart cherry and cranberry on the palate. 87 points. Tasted July 2016. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca"

John Szabo, MS | Rating: 88pts | Review Date: July 14, 2016

"Pale-medium garnet with orange tinged rim. Light bodied, delicate, fragrant, pot pourri-tinged, with feather-light structure but appealing delicacy and vibrant acids. A pinot for fans of light and ethereal reds, best with a light chill. Very pretty and ready to drink. Tasted July 2016. Value Rating: **"

Michael Godel | Rating: 87pts | Review Date: July 13, 2016

"Riper and more immediately amenable than expected, especially considering the vintage and the earthy, rusty hue. Quite a bright red fruit aromatic profile leads and is replayed-followed by scorched earth and some horseradish on the palate. Tart and lactic, nearly serious but ultimately firm and scolded villages-Burgundian in cran-grapefruit sentiment. Drink 2016-2018. Tasted July 2016."

Tony Aspler | Rating: 89-90pts | Review Date: July 30, 2015

"Light ruby colour with brick-colours rim; raspberrt, violets with a hint of vanilla oak; medium-bodied, dry, raspberry with grainy tannins.  Well balanced with good presence in the mouth. Hold for two years at least."

Andre Proulx | Rating: ****+ | Review Date: April 2015

"I still think that entry level Pinot Noir is a bit of a thorn in the side of the Ontario wine industry.  There are a lot of cheap Pinot's that taste alot like earth with very little fruit to round them out.  This Pinot will hopefully help raise the bar in the entry level market for the heartbreak grape.  This is a beautifully delicate wine with tons of Cherry, Cranberry and subtle notes of Raspberry that fill your whole mouth up and then just on the finish you get a nice burst of damp earth that fills your whole mouth."

Michael Pinkus | Rating: **** | Review Date: March 30, 2015

"When I hear “recently reduced” it sets off alarm bells in my head … why?  Was it bad?  Is it going bad?  Not selling?  Is something wrong with the wine?  The something wrong here is restaurant sales – at $22.95 it brings the wine below the $20 mark for restos and that’s a more attractive sale price to them … and the consumer benefits as well.  Speaking of attractive this wine has some of that attractiveness in spades.  Nose is rather simplistic with its cherry and cranberry notes; but the palate is incredibly approachable right now with its cranberry, sour cherry and delicate spice rolling around with hint of violets and well-balanced acidity … delicate, lively and ultimately delicious – and above all well worth the money, even more so now." Video Available (View Here)