2014 JCR PINOT NOIR
2014 JCR PINOT NOIR
VQA PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED
LIBRARY RELEASE - JUST 48 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
GOLD, National Wine Awards of Canada, 2016
As with all of our JCR bottlings, this Pinot Noir was selected barrel by barrel from the 2014 Harvest of Estate Grown fruit, aging in our cellar blasted deep in the PEC limestone. Aged in French oak, predominantly 265 L hogsheads, about 60% new oak was used and it remained in barrel on fine lees without racking for nearly 17 months. The final blend was assembled with no fining or filtration prior to bottling.
Well-structured Pinot Noir, with lots of red berries and hints of smokiness on the nose; on the palate layers of raspberry, cherry and black currant flavours along with dried herbs and smoky characters, long and lingering finish.
“A nose by any delicacy with aromas of cherry, cranberry and purple. Equally delicate palate with light tannins and a medium to high acidity. A silky texture. A beautiful expression of Pinot Noir.” Score 92 Michelle Bouffard, WineAlign.com
“Supple with sweet plum and cherry fruit. Quite elegant with plums, cherries and a touch of raspberry. Nice freshness and acidity here.” Score 91/100 Jamie Goode UK wine journalist wineanorak.com
“The ace '14 season has brought Dan Sullivan's prodigal son into its finest pinot noir moment. The purity and clarity of red cherry brightness will always be the liquid star and limestone the vessel… A best in show pinot noir is a thing of beauty and on this particular day, a serious win for the County. Drink 2017-2023.” Score 92 Michael Godel, WineAlign.com
“…utterly charming. Expect pale ruby colour. The nose shows lifted cran-cherry, floral and gently applied oak spice, toast and vanillin. All well fitted. It's light bodied in the pinot realm but right on cue for the County, especially in this lighter vintage. It's pretty, even and the length is excellent. Score 90 David Lawrason, WineAlign.com
“Slightly shy nose of strawberry, cinnamon & clove. Cherry & red currant are more assertive on the palate w/harmoniously balanced fruit, spice & a