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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Double Noir 2016 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Double Noir 2016

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Double Noir 2016

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

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Thirty Bench

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 88/100

This is a vibrant blend of 60% Gamay Noir and 40% Pinot Noir grapes to create a medium-bodied, supple, smooth Niagara red wine. Notes of sour cherry and cranberry. This wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Ripe tannins and lots of acidity for tomato sauce dishes.

Food pairings: vegetarian lasagne, roasted garlic and lemon chicken, pork sausage cassoulet.

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This Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Double Noir 2016 was reviewed on May 12, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Bright garnet red with lively cherry, milk chocolate, sweet spice aromas, rather like cherry cough drops. Unbalanced weak palate with strong oak notes from 10 mos.in French oak, which overpowers the cherry and spice notes. Gamay overpowers the PN.
Tasted April 2018
Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Double Noir 2016 is a vibrant red wine blend of 60% Gamay Noir and 40% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Niagara Peninsula wine region. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Look for blue flowers, red and blackberry flavours with a touch of pepper spice flavours on the palate. Pair with a charcuterie platter. - Community Wine Reviews

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