Enough of my European adventures. Let’s get Canadian for a while.
If you follow my blog then you probably notice two things. One, I don’t write negative reviews (except for the one against those “water people“) and two, I haven’t recommended any Pinot Noir wines from Canada – until today.
I do love Pinot Noir and will gladly go out of my $comfort $zone for a bargain Burgundy – which still runs you $30. The fact is that I have never been happy with Canadian Pinot Noir - until today. To borrow a road hockey term, it’s “game on” for Pinot Noir in Canada. One bottle has turned me 180 on the grape.
MISSION HILL PINOT NOIR VQA FIVE VINEYARDS
LCBO 145128 | Price: $ 16.45
Notes from the winemaker
This lovely Pinot Noir opens with ripe strawberry, cherry and nutmeg notes. Bright fruit on the palate with a hint of oak in the finish brings nice balance to this versatile, medium-bodied wine.
This is a great bargain – I know you may not think that $17 is a bargain but compared to a Burgundy …
More importantly I have another Canadian gem to share with my American friends – besides our 13 gold medals from the Winter Olympics.