At $15, it is rare, in any country and vintage, to find a varietally-correct, balanced pinot like this one. Great value that could last a few years in the cellar, even. Recommended. RC
The relationship between tradition and innovation is not a linear one. Sometimes, it can even go full circle. Take appassimento, for instance, an Italian tradition of partially drying grapes before turning them into wine that is taking hold considerably in Canada’s Niagara region.
These days, the Niagara region, in Ontario, is all about the drink that first brought it international recognition and fame : icewine. Harvested when the true cold of winter hits, yet shining with sunny, heartwarming aromas, this high-priced elixir allowed the fledgling Canadian wine industry, in the 1980s, to show the world something distinctive and delicious. And while there is now a lot more going on in Canadian vineyards, it remains a symbol of success for the national wine industry.
Very clear, with barely a yellow tint. The flavor is almost entirely lemon- lemon juice, lemon peel, and lemon custard. The flavors do not change from attack to finish. The wine is too one-dimensional to earn a recommendation from this reviewer.