PILLITTERI ESTATES CHAMBOURCIN - 2005
11.5% alcohol. From Niagra on the Lake, Ontario.
Ruby red color with aromas and flavors of smoky cigar, earth and dark fruit. There's tar and roses lurking underneath that is almost Barolo-esque. Sweet tannins on the mid-palate and plum skin and tart cherry on the finish. Light in body but big in flavor.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Whoever said that red wine from Ontario isn't good? This is a great and impressive wine. A terrific varietal for Ontario and one that really shines. Retails for around $15 making this a steal.