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Blackjack Pinot Noir, 2016

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2016 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13% ALC/VOL

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Pinot Noir

Critic's Rating92 pts


Ripe dark cherry aromas covered in dark chocolate on the initial aroma. Subtle forrest floor and autumn smokey notes begin to develop in glass, giving indication of where the wine will travel. On the palate, rich and dark fruit carry through, though a lively acidity helps to layer and stack flavours in subtle and mature manner. Light graphite note transfers through on end of palate that dissipates the longer it stays in the glass.

Winemaking: 100% estate grown Pinot from our Blackjack Vineyard (Jordan property). This is the first single vineyard Pinot Noir release from that site. After aggressively sorting the bunches the berries were fermented using non-selected (wild) yeast, followed by 33 days of skin contact before pressing. It was matured in 225L French oak barrels for 18 months before final blending in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

92 pts

- Tony Aspler


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in January 2020's Wine Club package.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Vineyard: Blackjack Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/L
Cases Produced: 151


Appearance: Ruby colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy, raspberry bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted raspberry and red plum flavours with lively acidity ending on ripe tannins. A beautifully balanced wine.
Quality: Outstanding. 92 points.


Food Pairing: Balsamic chicken with figs and red onion, Asian pork lettuce wraps, green lentil dahl, crispy-skinned roasted goose with red wine jus, and wild mushroom and burrata bruschetta.

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