Fielding Estate Winery 2014 Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir
St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Richie Roberts is rightly celebrated for his winning ways with Pinot Gris, Riesling and Cabernet Franc, but spend any amount of time with the talented winemaker and you'll learn how committed he is to producing refined and elegant Pinot Noir. That diligence has been rewarded with this lovely textured and graceful expression that comes from a selected parcel of the Lowrey Vineyard, a fifth generation family farm on the St. David’s Bench. The fruit was hand picked on September 23 and destemmed (save for approximately five percent whole clusters used in fermentation). After aging 16 months in mostly older French oak barrels, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration. The result is a Pinot with an attractive core of fruit that's drinking beautifully right now. Recommended.