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Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017

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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.




Natalie's Review

Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: 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. Drink: 2019-2023. 85134 13% XD 750 mL  $27.95 Score: 91/100. January 8, 2020 Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review

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