A surprisingly good Pinot Noir…
Name: Quarry Road Pinot Noir
Region/Country: Vinemount Ridge VQA
Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Consumed: At home
Recommended By: Found it at the LCBO
Cost: 34.95 CAD
Bottle Presentation: Somewhat understated and gets lost among the crowd
Appearance: Light ruby
Nose: sour cherries when you open the bottle, but green vegetables, pepper, and a more subtle dose of leather and cedar emerge over time.
Taste: Sour berries/cherries, leather, and somewhat tannic.
Finish: Sour cherries, tannic, and alcohol.
Overall Impression: A good Pinot Noir, with some complexity, good staying power, and a enjoyable sour finish. It took some time to open, so exercise patience, like most good things. Would pair well with vegetable-based, white meat and/or ham dishes.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 88/100
Value: 2.5/5 (it’s a little expensive)