2011Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a lovely varietal nose of rustic notes and soft red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays strong rustic notes that linger in the top of the mouth. On the medium length finish the wine has some firm acidity and a bit of spiciness. This wine has eased nicely, when we originally bought it at the winery it was no where near as nice. The wine leaves a chaulky dryness in the mouth that is best appreciated without food. I would not go so far as to say palate singing, but close. I would give it an 89-90.

From the LCBO web site:
Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noir (V) — VINTAGES#: 274753
Style – Medium-bodied & Fruity  › $29.95
Release Date: December 31, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.6% Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity

Description: The Hidden Bench commitment to quality (and to their customers) has seen them set a very high bar for themselves and their wines, and any wine that does not meet their expectations will not be released. Their estate Pinot comes from select parcels from their three estate vineyards. Look for red cherry, herbs and mineral notes expressed in an elegant and refined package. Try this with bacon-stuffed mushrooms.


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