Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2011 Wine Review
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2011
VQA, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Community Reviews: 14
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Loaded with rich cherry-berry flavour delivered on a satin texture with medium- to full-bodied weight. A blackberry-infused finish makes this wine go down slippery fast. This red wine that can be served slightly chilled. Pair with: salmon carpaccio, grilled tuna and sea bass, wild mushroom risotto, bee and past marinara.
Pinot Noir food pairings: traditional clove studded baked ham, split pea soup, roast turkey, grilled salmon.
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This Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2011 was reviewed on October 31, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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Reviews and Ratings
|Miriam Borys rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
This light red wine is perfect for a dinner with friends and a perfectly BBQ'd tenderloin steak. We are visiting our good friends Devon and Gary in Kelowna (Wine Country) and this wine was Gary's choice...fabulous....but be warned...one bottle is not enough!
|Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
I think our cool Canadian climate is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, and this is proof. It is one of those rare Pinot Noir's under $20 that will surprise you. On the nose and on the palate the great flavours of plums and strawberries makes it easy to drink with food or all by itself.
|Anna Bazzo rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This is a light-to-medium red wine, perfect for sipping and entertaining. It is a dry wine, yet very flavourful. Ripe berry aromas, particularly raspberry and blackberry, with a stand-out cherry flavour. I would purchase this Pinot Noir again.
|Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
The 2011 Inniskillin Wines Pinot Noir is a light to medium bodied, fruity wine, with intense aromas of rosehip, raspberry, dark chocolate and cedar. It has refined tannins (decant for 30 min), is quite acidic and has a medium to long, oaky and limestone finish. This wine is food friendly and should be consumed in the next 1-2 years (plastic cork – keep standing up). My impression: nose does not match the palate, strong acidity. Rated at 88 pts. Tasted Oct/12.
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Light and refreshing red. Cherry, cranberry, with some beet root & rose petal. Very easy to drink!
|Mark Britton rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
This Pinot smells as though it has been aged a bit even though it has not. Fruit comes through with cherry and even some olive notes, then some earthiness as it sits a bit. The tannins are juicy and the wine is easy drinking. I don't get enough of the Pinot Noir silkyness or a long enough finish to rate this wine too high, but a nice easy drinking wine for sure.
|Nina rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Nice Pinot. Needs a bit of aging. Light, fruity, soft on the the palate. Acidity of cranberry, pomegranate.
Floral notes in the end.
|Jason Solanki rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Red currant, iodine and smoke aromas. Light-to-medium bodied with currant, pomegranate, cranberry on the palate. Some plummy notes on the mid-palate, hints of raisin. Very good acidity with a medium finish. Chalky tannins need a couple of years, but easy drinking right now. Tasted Oct/2012.
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
A tart and crisp cool climate Pinot Noir from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Ruby red with a garnet hue. Tart Cherry with a hint of savoury. Mouthwatering acidity with low tannins. Accessibly priced. Tasted Jan 2017. Peaking, enjoy soon. Rated 85/100
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
Perfumy and spicy on the nose with delicate cherry fruit notes and sweet baking spice on the palate. A light-bodied Ontario Pinot that is easy drinking, mellow on the acidity (too mellow for my taste) and pairs well with chili and cheese nachos. Tasted Jan 2017 - @sommsosa | Bespoketastings.ca
|Corinna Horton rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
This smooth textured with medium bodied wine could take the strong taste of onion, but didn't knock out the cheese. It's blackberry finish make it a new pinot pick for me. Well priced, with a big juicy taste.
|Travis Oke rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:|
Good price point but its not silky enough to be great for my $$. Maybe it needs some more time (2-3 yrs) and then it would appeal to me more. My wife certainly didn't complain that I opened it!
|Susan Desjardins reviewed this wine as follows:|
Semi-transparent ruby, this wine offers sweet cherry/berry aromas, subtle herbs and earthy notes. Dry, medium bodied, silky yet quite structured, juicy acidity frames tasty red fruit, a garnish of sweet spice and toasty oak lingering on the dry finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon or with Bothwell`s Madagascar Green Pepper Cheese.
|Sara Connelly reviewed this wine as follows:|
A very light Pinot Noir, a bit tight, with a tartness to it reminiscent of sour cherry and cranberries. Juicy and acidic, this wine is not for everyone and should probably be decanted and left to breathe before drinking.
|After de-stemming and crushing, these grapes were fermented using a specific strain of yeast in stainless steel at an average temperature of 24 C. It was then aged in new French oak for 6 months and allowed to undergo complete malolactic fermentation.|
This Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of spice with integrated flavours of plum and cedar ending with firm tannins on the finish.
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