Quails' Gate 2009 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
Perfume, cherry, earth and caramel aromas are bright and intense on the nose of this BC reserve red. Light-bodied and soft, the Stewart Family Reserve balances acidity with modest tannins, bringing engaging cherry, cola, raspberry and light herbal notes, as well as espresso and white pepper. There's a vibrancy here that suggests a few years of aging would be beneficial, although it is drinking incredibly well now.
- Alberta: $50
- British Columbia: $45
- Saskatchewan: $46
- Quebec: $46
- Newfoundland: $61
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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.