Ruby and some garnet in the glass on this Niagara Escarpment Pinot Noir; quite clear, nearly transparent. Aromas of clay, tar, mocha, forest floor, and cherries on the bouquet; strong, strident, redolent. Opens with pronounced sweet black cherries flavors with hints of maraschino. Develops some white pepper, spice, and herbal themes on mid-palate. Complexity and concentration are not quite up to what appears on offer from the bouquet. Textures are silky with well integrated tannins. Finish shows tannins getting grippy with well enunciated earth and spice pedal tones. Good as a cool weather aperitif. Pair with game fowl, especially with fruit based sauces. This is an improvement over pervious vintages. It appears that Warm Lake Estate has solved some of the problems that plagued their earlier releases. They have resolved some of the chemical notes that marred some of their wines. Given the soil and climate of the region, we are looking forward to the vintner being able to show what can be done with Pinot Noir on the Escarpment.
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