A good example of a Niagara (Ontario) Pinot Noir…
Name: Pinot Noir Felseck Vineyard
Producer: Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery
Region/Country: Beamsville Bench, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Consumed: At home on a cool autumn evening
Recommended By: Harald Thiel, proprietor and vigneron
Bottle Presentation: Distinctive, easy on the eye, and the textured label adds a touch of class. We’re still not sure about the barn, but it’s growing on us.
Appearance: Pale ruby red
Nose: Cherries, grilled meat, leather, red licorice, mint, cinnamon, and a touch of rosemary.
Taste: Dry, high acidity, medium tannins, and light bodied, with notes of sour cherries, earth, and licorice. Some of the bitterness softened as the wine opened.
Finish: Medium, with enduring earthy notes.
Overall Impression: A good Pinot Noir from one of our favourite wineries. Although a little pricey, we enjoyed the offering, pretty much what one would expect from the region.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 85