2011 Kacaba Pinot Noir

Niagara does Pinot Noir well … And Kacaba are doing some great stuff. This is just one example of just that. Garnet in color with a lovely nose of soft red berries and rustic notes. On the mid palate the wine totally matches the nose with lovely soft red berries, strawberries and the like. Lovely rich rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and the rustic notes linger nicely in the mouth. There some nice acidity. This is a beautiful well made, varietal pinot. A classic example of how Niagara does Pinot well. I would give it an 89. If you like Pinots this is an excellent one. We paired it with BBQ duck breast and I even used it as marinade for it and it went well. $22.95 a bottle at the winery.

From the winery’s web site:
Light-bodied and easy drinking. Expect aromas and flavours of ripe red cherry, coupled with a soft texture.

A light to medium bodied Pinot Noir with full bodied flavour. Aromas of ripe cherry, anise and rich baking spices entice the senses. Plush favours of cherry, plum and pomegranate meld with hints of delicate tea leaf.

As all Kacaba wines the 2011 Pinot Noir was crafted using 100% handpicked grapes. The grapes were hand sorted, gently destemmed, and left as whole berries for two days of cold soaking to extracting colour, favours and tannins from the skins.

During fermentation the tanks were hand plunged three to four times per day to further the extraction of colour and favour. After fermentation subsided the Pinot Noir was pressed of skins and transferred to 100% French oak barrels, 50% new, 50% second fill.

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