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Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017 Wine Review

Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017

Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Megalomaniac

Agent: John Howard Cellars

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A comment on the grape -- as PN can be a ..... to grown and vinify. From a cool vintage, Mother Nature smiled upon this Pinot Noir with fresh red cherry, raspberry, smoky and earthy Pinot Noir from the Twenty Mile Bench wine region.

Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled planked salmon, roast duck, grilled lamb chops.

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This Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017 was reviewed on January 8, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

John Howard Cellars Megalomanic Pinot release is a delicious addition to the portfolio. They have a specific elevation and aspect they claim as one of their many advantages. The deft hand of Sebastien Jacquey helps too. Excellent guy! Makes great wine - especially Burgundian varietals.
This one is elegant, soft, dry, amd aromatic.
Pale ruby, and with plenty character. Cherry, rose, rooibos tea, and a bit of earthiness.
Drinking it, it was surprising to see it carried 14 percent alcohol.
Nice upfront fruit on the palate. Red fruit and some smoke and earthiness again.
Pair with smoked salmon or some prosciutto.
The common denominator amongst Pinot Noir production is that the season is challenging. It is a hard grape to grow and even harder to get "just right." 2017 was one of those vintages that doesn't get enough praise. 17 began terribly amd a perfect end to the season saved it. It is also bookended by great vintages, so people look to 16 and 18 instead. Bah! Ridiculous! Especially for Pinot, the extra hangtime we see on this pinot gives it texture and phenolic character... Not to mention slightly higher alcohol than is typical for cooler climates.
From the Twenty Mile Bench wine region, Megalomaniac Sonofabitch 2017 Pinot Noir is a comment on the difficult and temperamental Pinot Noir wine grape. Although, it seems the PN wine gods were looking down on this vintage. Fragrant with ripe red berry, cherry and smoky aromas on the nose, dry, medium-bodied, with sweet cake spice, silky cherry, raspberry, earthy florals and smoky on the palate. Lovely and luxurious. Pair with duck confit. - Community Wine Reviews

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