Place of origin: Pelee Island VQA
Purchased for $13 (Northwood Market)
Appearance: Dark plum.
Nose: Blackberry, blueberry, dried tobacco, strawberry.
Palate: Blueberry, black raspberry, strawberry, leather.
Finish: Very mild then fades into a strong bitter flavor.
Parting words: I reviewed the 2007 vintage way back in 2011 and I liked it. It was a fine, table-grade Pinot. This is certainly table-grade but not fine. The soapy, bitter finish ruins a decent (though clunky) wine. It fares a little better chilled but not much. Pelee Island has been in the game for a long time. Surely they can pull of something better than this mess. I wish I had a better review for Canada Day, but this vintage of Pelee Island Pinot Noir is not recommended.