2014 REBEL PINOT NOIR
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 64% Malivoire Vineyard, 36% Susan's Vineyard
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
Licensee: $19.21 + HST
An inviting, pure example of Niagara Pinot Noir, this Rebel is classically crafted showcasing plush red fruit flavours and is layered with a gentle touch of vanilla from 18 months in new French oak barrels. Hand picked and hand made.
Andre Proulx | Rating: ****+| Review Date: January 2018
"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."