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Serenity by Lakeview Cellars Baco Noir 2017

Canada, Ontario
88 NW
Serenity by Lakeview Cellars Baco Noir 2017
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Lakeview Wine Co.
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Baco Noir
¥1,980
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Lakeview Wine Co.
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Baco Noir
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.3%
Product Code A022R00117
UPC 874537000143
Inventory In Stock (58)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

This full-bodied Baco shines with notes of smoky blackberries, black cherries, and undertones of spiced oak. These rich flavours are echoed on the palate with firm tannins, leaving you with a complex finish.

Pairing

Pair this Baco with beef and mushroom skewers beside a red wine risotto or with hard cheeses such as asiago, Parmigiano or pecorino.

Press
88Wines In Niagara
It appears quite dense in the glass with a nose of smoky barrel spices, ripe cherries, blackberries, brambly raspberries and black currants. It’s smoky and earthy on the palate with anise, raspberries, licorice, currants, kirsch and lavish spice notes. (88 Points, Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com)
Reviews & Ratings

4 stars (Excellent), Tony Aspler, Quench Magazine
Dense purple-ruby colour. Lightly smoky, toasty, blackberry nose. Dry, smoked meat and plum sauce flavours with lively acidity.

Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vinification

Harvested in late September, the fermentation lasted 2 weeks. The wine was left on its skins and underwent regular pump overs for 3 weeks. After fermentation, the wine was pressed, rough filtered and oak aged for 8 months in New French and Hungarian oak.

Producer

Producer Description

In 1986, The Gurinskas Vineyard was created from a 13 acre fruit farm on the Beamsville Bench as a retirement project by medal-winning amateur winemaker Eddy Gurinskas and his wife Lorraine. Back then they planted hybrid varieties like Baco Noir and Vidal. Three years later they planted vinifera varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Gris. In 1991, they opened Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery Limited as one of Niagara’s first cottage wineries producing a whopping 2,300 cases of wine. In 1996 they brought in Larry Hipple and Stu Morgan as equal partners and changed the vineyard name to match the winery name. Eddy established a name for Lakeview Cellars early in the Niagara wine industry, by crafting big, bold reds and aromatic whites. Cabernet Sauvignon has been the focus of Lakeview Cellars. Eddy has been quoted as saying that “it is my favourite grape variety. I enjoy a wine with body and tannins that need to age 4 or 5 years.”

In 2001, the partnership sold a majority interest to Diamond Estates and in 2003 Eddy retired as winemaker with Tom Green, who apprenticed under Eddy, taking over the winemaking job. In the same year, 2003, Eddy was awarded what was then The Ontario Wine Society’s Winemaker of the Year Award in recognition of his consistent yet innovative ability to produce quality wines from a broad spectrum of Ontario-grown grapes. In 2008 Diamond Estates built a state of the art winery facility in NOTL and consolidates all the production to the new facility. Under the guidance of Tom Green (now VP of Operations for Diamond) the wine making team continues the legacy of Eddy by crafting premium red in the same style that Eddy so loves. The original Lakeview estate was sold in 2009 to Tawse Winery.

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