Bachelder Wismer Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 | Burgundy comes to Niagara
Why does a famed Pinot Noir winemaker with top Burgundy and Oregon vineyards choose to focus his efforts on the Niagara Ontario region? According to Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wizard Thomas Bachelder, the Wismer-Parke vineyard is one of Niagara’s ‘Grand Crus’ for Pinot. And the critics agree giving rave reviews for the Bachelder Wismer Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014. 90 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine, 89 from Wine Enthusiast and 93 from Wines of Niagara. A WBOTD Boutique Direct find. Only $39.99 with $1 shipping on 3+ bottles.
89WE | Scents of clover, stem, green herb and red currant lead into a complex wine that adds sassafras highlights as it glides into a gentle finish. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged 18 months in one-quarter new French oak. Bachelder Wismer Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 is a well-made, though the subtle expression of the variety.
Bachelder Wines | Oregon · Burgundy · Niagara
So, Bachelder is a small winery with cellars located in three of the world’s classic cool-climate Chardonnay regions: Burgundy; Oregon and Niagara. We strive to make pure, mineral wines from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, elegantly-respectful of their individual terroirs.
Winery | Bachelder Wismer Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 is our first-released single-vineyard Pinot from this terroir. While hearing what the vineyard has to tell us about its soils and aspect through the medium of Pinot Noir. Planted in 1999 on older vines and silty/clay and limestone soil, our Wismer-Parke Pinot Noir shows a combination of plush richness, tight minerality, and the wild, ‘bloody’ iron-grip of red soils. At once a hedonistic, ageable and yet perfumed Pinot Noir. Plus a certain firm, wild prettiness, finishing with a long, stately minerality.
Winemaker Thomas Bachelder
Killer Chardonnays and Pinots are what Bachelder is all about and always has been about. As a purist in those genres, he is at the top of the class with few peers. He raises the bar for the entire region, province, and country when he pours his wines and shows the international wine community what Canada can do at the highest level of cool-climate winemaking.
“I could concentrate just on Niagara wines and be happy for the rest of my life.” “I’m not saying I’m done in Burgundy and Oregon, but it’s so good here. Niagara is hitting at a time when cool climate wines are cool,” he says.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||An over-delivering Edna Valley Pinot Noir | Perfect for Mediterranean Appetizers and Holiday Meals|
|Why now?||Only $22.99 with $1 shipping on 3+|
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|Expert Ratings||Unrated | 4.5 Vivino|
|What is it?||Edna Valley Central Coast CA Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Pinot Noir | ABV 14.1%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2023+|
|Pair with:||Poultry, Comfort Foods, Red & White Meat, Vegetables, Hard & Soft Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Appetizers | Holiday Get-togethers|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy – evolves through the evening – if it lasts…|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes $1 Shipping|