2011 JCR PINOT NOIR
2011 JCR PINOT NOIR
VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
LIBRARY RELEASE - JUST 8 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
GOLD, 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada
GOLD, 2014 All Canadian Wine Championships
SILVER, 2014 International Wine & Spirit Award
Site and Viticulture
The 2011 JCR is composed of 60% Estate-grown Pinot Noir from our Rosehall Vineyard North block and 40% from the Fieldstone Vineyard (managed by our Rosehall Run team). Both vineyards were planted in 2001/2002. Both sites are on Hillier clay/limestone.
The JCR Pinot Noir represents a selection of our top barrels from the 2011 vintage. Approximately 60% of this bottling was fermented using indigenous yeasts, followed by aging in French oak for 14 months. The resulting wine offers an extra measure of complexity and depth.
Tasting Notes (2013)
Layers of red fruit and velvet floral undertone on the nose, this medium bodied wine shows cranberry, cherry, raspberry flavours on the palate along with dry herbs, light vanilla and exceptional silky tannins, long lingering finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Pairs perfectly with game dishes; or try this wine with bacon stuffed mushrooms, or roasted duck with cranberry sauce. Great wine with any tomato based pizza or pasta, and a must-have wine for summer BBQs.
“Love this style of Prince Edward County Pinot Noir with its tart cranberry and sour cherry aromas and flavours. This medium-bodied red wine will literally whet your palate and get those juices running in anticipation of a lovely planked salmon, seared tuna or tender cut of veal. Yes please!” Score 91 Natalie Maclean, nataliemaclean.com
“I kept liking this wine more and more, every time I tasted it. It shows a very nice, spicy nose with beautiful red fruit, and combines that with good structure, beautiful tannins and a lovely, layered texture. The color is light, but there is a lot of wine in there.” Score 92 Remy Charest, WineAlign.ca
“There's typical cherry fruit underlying, though it's obscured by wood influence at present. The palate is substantially flavoured, with succulent mid palate and fleshy tart red berry fruit - in time this should evolve into a fine bottle. Tasted August 2013.” Score 90 John Szabo, WineAlign.ca
“Lovely ruby bowl with a rim of pale scarlet; enticing bouquet of red berries, citrus peel, a handful of spices led by cinnamon, and a smoky whiff of exotic incense. Most impressive, the palate pulls through with ripe fruit, refreshing acidity and enough substance to carry the flavours solidly through to a lingering finish of toasted hazelnut skins and crushed cherries.” Score 90 Konrad Ejbich, Grapevine Magazine
“The 2011 Rosehall Run JCR Pinot Noir, aged in French oak hogsheads for 16 months, has pleasing aromas of spice, wood, vanilla and raspberry. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with crisp acidity, subtle to refined tannins and a medium to long finish. It is a food friendly and sipping wine; drink now 2020 (screw cap enclosure). My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – recommended for its quality.” Dan Trcka, grapeselections.com
“This is a very well made pinot from estate grown fruit in a light and difficult vintage. Pretty strawberry/red currant fruit is nicely fitted with oak spice and gentle toast. It's light bodied tart and sour edged with some oak sweetness and tannin. Very good to excellent length. Doesn't need much time at this point, and should drink well over the next two or three years.” Score 88 David Lawrason, WineAlign.ca
“A very impressive offering, more robust and rustic than elegant but with distinctive juicy cherries, vibrant acids and a perky finish. Nicely integrated, subtle woody flavours and silky tannins add textural appeal to the complex palate. Very good length.” Score 88 Sara D’Amato, WineAlign.ca