This is a â€˜biggieâ€™ for Ontario Pinot. Certainly on the dark and manly side. Quite tannic, with woodsy, earthy flavours â€“ shades of Barolo or Barbera. Interesting how many Niagara reds take on Italian personality/flavours. Hard not to think of lamb chops, or duck breast. And a roaring fire. This is winter Pinot. Could age another year or two.
LE CLOS JORDANNE 11 Pinot Noir â€˜Village Reserveâ€™, VQA Niagara 33894 Vintages $30.00 (and Wine Rack Stores)