2015 Tenacity Pinot Noir UNFILTERED
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Susan's Vineyard
The 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% appellation Creek Shores, Niagara.
2015 TENACITy PINOT NOIR Reviews
Rick VanSickle | Rating: 92pts | Review Date: July 2, 2018
"A terrible spring frost in 2015 meant yields were 75% of normal (hence the name) at the estate's Susan's Vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation, which is a shame as this was the first Pinot 100% from the home farm. Nevertheless, said Kapach, "it's exciting... hopefully this is an example of what we will see from the vineyards." She found the wine "more robust than what I was expecting." Indeed, a really personable nose with rich, perfumed red fruits, dried herbs, earth and elegant spice notes. It's bright and textured on the palate with firm tannic grip that carries a basket of savoury and concentrated red fruits, touches of earth/loam, minerals and oak spice all lifted by refreshing acidity. Should improve in bottle for 4+ years."
Beppi Crosariol | Rating: 92pts | Review Date: May 2018
"Just 180 cases of this pinot, to be released May 5th, 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. Available direct through 16milcellar.com."
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