I had this one at the iYellow Pinot event. You could insert my usual diatribe about celebrity named wines or we can just move onto the review 🙂 Quite dark in color (much darker than a typical pinot) with a nose of lots of black berries and some oak. On the mid pallet this wine is dominated by what I often refer to as the Niagara terroir. For me it’s like dirt in a glass. Pinots are often earthy but this one is earthy not in a good way. On the finish the wine is dominated by strong tannins typical of some Niagara reds. For my tastes this is a poorly made wine. It would not be particularly food friendly but would hold up to big hearty meals like a steak. I would give it an 87 and for my money I would buy much better wines.
From the LCBO web site:
MIKE WEIR PINOT NOIR 2008 VINTAGES 75 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 19.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Mike Weir Wine
Elegant Pinot Noir featuring aromas of strawberry, sour cherry, earth tones and a touch of wild raspberry. Dry, with focused acidity and harmonious fruit flavours. Medium bodied with a good finish. Would match a vast array of foods, from grilled salmon or grilled pork to stuffed roasted chicken. (VINTAGES panel, May 2010)