Viña Chocalan 2010 Gran Reserva Pinot Noir
Leather, black cherry, barnyard, raspberry and smoke are deep and concentrated in this Maipo pinot noir. The cola and slightly tart black cherry notes are pretty on the palate, especially wrapped in black pepper and earthy notes that hint at a smoky, herbal character. There is certainly a bit of everything in here for pinot-philes.
- Manitoba: $23
- Quebec: $26
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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson is a Winnipeg-based wine writer, educator and consultant. He writes the weekly wine column and a wine blog for the Winnipeg Free Press. Ben is a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel and a competition judge.