2015 TENACITY PINOT NOIR UNFILTERED
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Susan's Vineyard
This single vineyard blend of four clones opens with a velvety entrance and erupts into berry fruit of every description. Ripe tannins frame gently with a perfect dusting of acidity to complement the lot. Fantastic intensity and incredibly pleasing. 100% Estate Fruit from our farm.
Beppi Crosariol | Rating: 92pts | Review Date: May 2018
"Just 180 cases of this pinot were produced from a Niagara vineyard that normally yields 600 cases for the boutique estate's flagship pinot bottling. Such was the weather in 2015, when a devastating spring frost destroyed 75 per cent of the bud clusters. The surviving fruit that made it to maturity, however, clearly benefited from the vines' reduced crop burden, ripening beautifully. This is silky, supple and succulent pinot, Burgundian in elegance, with notes of cherry, light spice and whispers of caramel and toasty oak. Gently sticky tannins supply welcome structure and bode well for possibly eight years in the cellar.”