2014 INCIVILITY PINOT NOIR unfiltered
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 72% Susan's Vineyard, 28% Malivoire Vineyard
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
Licensee: $29.34 + HST
This is a classic expression of the Pinot Noir varietal. Our top tier Incivility boasts perfectly ripened red cherry fruit, pretty, dried violet notes and faint earthy undertones. The seductive weight is paired with persistent elegance from this hand crafted, small batch cuvee. Only 170 cases made.
2014 incivility pinot noir Reviews
Rick VanSickle | Rating: 91pts | Review Date: July 2, 2018
"Almost three-quarters of the fruit is from the estate. Like the 100% estate from Pinot below, there is an enticing perfumed note on the nose that draws you into the glass then black cherries, some darker fruits, earthiness, integrated spice and a light hue in the glass. It's like silk on the palate with wonderful fruit penetration, depth of flavour, complexity, spice accents and energy through a finessed finish."
Andre Proulx | Rating: **** 1/2| Review Date: January 2018
"This wine is certainly a statement. There is a lot of elegance in the bottle - but this wine is also massive. It’s hard to be elegant while screaming at the top of your lungs, but that feels like what is happening here. The aromas are beautifully concentrated cherry, violet and vanilla. The flavours match the nose - but this is what is interesting about the wine. There is nice weight and this sits heavy on the palate but it finishes light on its feet. When you take a sip this goes from cheek to cheek and fills your mouth with violet, cherry and vanilla flavours. The finish is silk as the tannin is relaxed and approachable immediately. This is drinking fantastic right now but should evolve nicely in a cellar for 5-7 years."
Christopher Waters | Rating: **** | Review Date: August 2017
"Here's where the 16 Mile Cellar Pinot Noir story gets exciting. The 2014 Incivility is the first to include fruit from the estate, located at the foot of the 20 Mile Bench near the town of Jordan. The reserve tier bottling is produced as a barrel selection, with the declassified fruit going to the Rebel label. In 2015 and on, it will be produced exclusively from the estate. A small percentage (28 percent) of Pinot purchased as grapes from Malivoire Wine Company completed the blend of the 2014 bottling, which includes a mix of Dijon clones (mostly 115 and 667 with small amounts of 828 and 777) and barrels to increase complexity. This is a richly concentrated wine that needs bottle age to truly show its personality. The core of dark fruit and spice flavours and youthful tannins show the potential for aging here, with best drinking promised 2018-2022. 170 cases. 16milecellar.com (CW)"
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