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Reif Estate Winery The Magician Shiraz Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery The Magician Shiraz Pinot Noir 2012

Reif Estate Winery The Magician Shiraz Pinot Noir 2012

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.3/5

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Reif Estate Winery

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Product: 246413

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A full-bodied, smooth, supple red wine with attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Some anise and smoke on the finish. Pair with hearty meat dishes.

Shiraz Pinot Noir food pairings: pasta with arrabiata sauce, grilled Cajun shrimp, spicy sausage, tuna or pork tenderloin.

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Rich, dried fruit, fig, dried cherry, tobbaco, dark cocoa, anise. Woody and complex. A port characteristic. Very interesting wine!
Martha Kelly AIWS, CS rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

This unusual blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir gives both dark and red fruit flavours, with dark spices, and an earthy complexity. This refreshing wine has soft tannins and a round mouth-feel, with warming alcohol on the finish.
Drink now, or keep up to 18 months.
Pair with grilled red meat.
Date tasted: August 2014.
Heather Wall CS; WSET Certified rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

A blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Medium ruby colour. Grippy tannins. Both varietals are well represented on the nose and palate. Red and black fruit, stewed blueberry,violets, coffee, vanilla, raisin, black pepper, nuttiness, cedar, toast, cake spice. An interesting wine.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed now. Dry.
Pair with pulled pork, game.
Tasted: August 2014
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

First time tasting the Magician blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Nose has dried fruit aromas, field berries and herbal notes. Bramble berry, cherry, with a hint of thyme leading to a medium length tart red fruit and nutty finish. An interesting wine from a well known Niagara on the Lake winery.
Tasted August 2014. 85 points. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Intriguing nose : an almost nutty character, some dried flower petals, white pepper and tobacco. Peppery on the palate. Medium Bodied. Dry.
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