2014 REBEL PINOT NOIR unfiltered
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 64% Malivoire Vineyard, 36% Susan's Vineyard
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
Licensee: $19.21 + HST
An inviting, pure example of Niagaran Pinot Noir, this Rebel is classically crafted with plush red fruit flavours and is layered with a gentle touch of vanilla from 18 months in new and seasons French oak barrels. Hand picked and hand made.
2014 rebel pinot noir Reviews
Rick VanSickle | Rating: 90pts | Review Date: July 2, 2018
"35% of the fruit for this Pinot is from the estate with the rest coming from Beamsville Bench. Only 7% of the French oak used to spice this wine is from new barrels. More cherry richness than the 2013's with brambly raspberry, red currants and oak spice accents on the nose. It's soft(ish) on the palate with broad red fruit flavours and savoury accents all delivered on a super smooth finish."
Christopher Waters | Rating: ****| Review Date: January 2018
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"Boutique winery 16 Mile Cellar is fast building a sterling reputation for artisanal wines that offer great value for the price. The 2014 Rebel Pinot Noir is produced from a mix of purchased grapes from the Beamsville Bench and the first crop from the estate (Susan's Vineyard) that borders King Street (aka Highway 8 or Regional Road 81 depending on your area code). Hand picked fruit gets the royal treatment from grapes to glass to yield a fragrant and satisfying medium-bodied Pinot Noir. There’s a pretty core of red fruit and a lifted earthy character that becomes more grounded after exposure to air. Drink now to 2022. Recommended. 350 cases."
Andre Proulx | Rating: ****+| Review Date: January 2018
Link to Andre's website: http://andrewinereview.ca/wine-reviews-2014-pinot-noir-16-mile/
"The short note on this wine is that it’s the new benchmark for value Pinot Noir in the province. Everything in this wine is just harmonious from ripe fruit and earth to nice acidity on the finish. The aromas offer ripe cherry with some violet that tries to poke through some of the fruit. On the palate this opens up with nice weight and texture - the floral note from the nose moves to centre stage and is joined with a subtle vanilla note. A damp earthy note starts to make an appearance on the finish but before it can take attention away from the fruit and flowers it is met with nice acidity. The tannin is smooth and this wine is dangerously easy to drink. There is some cellaring potential here if you have more patience or restraint than I, you can keep some bottles around for 3-6 years."
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