Best Baco Noir Wine

Baco Noir is a cross between Folle Blanche (one of the grapes used to make Cognac) and Vitis Riparia, the hybrid discovered by Francois Baco, a native of Southwestern France. It was once grown throughout France, but the European Union has imposed restrictions on its commercial use, along with other hybrids.  
 
In 1951, Baco Noir was brought to Canada and is commonly grown in Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

Baco Noir is an early ripening, winter-hardy varietal suited to Canada’s cool climate. It has become Canada’s most successful red hybrid wine.

My reviews of these Baco Noir red wines are updated weekly. These Baco Noir red wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Baco Noir wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Baco Noir in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Henry of Pelham Baco Noir 2009
Niagara Escarpment, Canada
Notes of blueberry and purple plum on the nose of this full-bodied, smooth red. A terrific wine for hamburgers. Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black pepper. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2009‐2012  Price: $13.95 Score: 86/100

This Baco Noir was reviewed January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 270926  6099 in stock
 

Henry Of Pelham Family Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2011
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Henry of Pelham does Baco Noir right: this is best of class. Brooding aromas of black and purple plum, blackberries and blueberries wrapped in smoke. Supple and full-bodied. Could this be the ultimate hamburger wine? Well-structured with a solid finish. Try it tonight Baco Noir food pairings: blackened, smoked beef dishes, grilled radicchio, hamburgers. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016  Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Price: $24.95 Score: 91/100

This Baco Noir was reviewed December 31, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 461699  3116 in stock
 

Ridge Road Estate Winery Baco Noir 2011
Vqa, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Ultra juicy and mouth-watering with fleshy ripe purple plums and blueberries. If you love baco, try this one. Pair this full-bodied, smooth red with BBQ meats and pizza. Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Complete Cheese Pizza Wine  Price: $15.95 Score: 83/100

This Baco Noir was reviewed August 17, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 350686  Check Stock
 

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Baco Noir 2012
Vqa, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
A medium-bodied red with attractive dark red berry and plum aromas. Round and supple. Henry of Pelham ups its game every year on baco. This is terrific! Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black berry. Alcohol: 13.2%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016  Price: $14.95 Score: 88/100

This Baco Noir was reviewed November 23, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 270926  6329 in stock
 

Sandbanks Estate Winery Baco Noir 2007
V.Q.A. Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Alluring notes of chocolate, mocha, coffee and black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied richness and smooth layers of flavor. Sometimes I find Baco Noir quite a strange wine with too much purple plum but that's not the case here: it's all delicious fruit flavor and good balance. Baco Noir food pairings: spicy dishes, curries, Asian dishes, dark chocolate. Alcohol: 12%  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This Baco Noir was reviewed March 24, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 110049  Check Stock
 


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Baco Noir

Baco Noir grapes are known for producing highly pigmented wines, and in some circles, it is considered the “great teeth-stainer.”  Baco Noir grapes also have a very distinct acidity and normally require some cellar time to soften this assertive acidity.  
 
Look for aromas of red fruit, cedar, wildflowers, leather and oak in Baco Noir.  On the palate, you’ll find flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and  plums.  

Baco Noir can also be earthy, smoky, medium-bodied, and low in tannins.  As it ages over five to fifteen years, Baco Noir becomes a complex, full-bodied wine that accompanies red meats very well.  Other pairings include hamburgers, ribs and lamb.  The wines will also go well with any tomato-based dish because of its high acidity, as well as with pasta and pizza.