2015 Pinot Noir - Growers Blend

Pinot Noir
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2021
Winemaking Notes

At first glance this wine captivates you with a beautiful ruby colour, and the warm aromas of ripe red cherries, subtle vanilla spice, and a deep earthy undertone. Soft tannins with expressive acidity round out the palate with the return of rich red cherry notes, complemented by a savoury and smoky element.

Growing Conditions

Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand-leaf removal and hand-harvest. The Growers Blend series, first introduced in 2008, was conceived to showcase the Niagara Peninsula sites where Pinot expresses its full potential and to capture how it performs in a given vintage.

Tasting Notes
All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.

Professional Reviews

Michael Godel Wine Align

The Grower’s Blend is yet another Tawse pinot noir that needs a couple of years to settle, flesh and comply so here things have loosened for change. This 2015 is prettier, softer and finer, with thanks to some maturing older vine fruit, a really workable vintage and a deeper understanding. Earthy hematic and ferric notes still persist but they are already relegated to the background, with polished cherry and strawberry fruit up front. Still delivers some grip and form behaviour but only for balance. Lovely example of Peninsula pinot noir, in the end. Drink 2017-2021.