The growing season in 2019 was slow to start and stayed very cool throughout harvest. With a short and cool season, it focused us to keep the grapes on the vines a little long than usual to develop the ripe skins and mature seeds. We hand picked Pinot Noir from the Lowrey Vineyard on October 11, 2019. After sorting the fruit, we destemmed 75% of the fruit and left the remaining 25% whole for fermentation. There was a 3-day cold soaking process that helped extract color and tannins before fermentation began spontaneously. We did punch-downs twice a day by hand until the fermentation was finished, and then allowed the wine to remain on skins for 4 days before gently pressed off. We moved the wine into French Oak barrels (33% new, 33% one-year, 33% neutral), and this is where it stayed safe and sound for 18 beautiful months. This vintage of Lowrey Pinot Noir was bottled on May 11, 2021.
These relatively cool years like 2019 make for some of the best Pinots from this vineyard, showing the true “P-Funk” that we adore at Leaning Post. The initial cherry, mulberry and pomegranate are very quickly subsumed by dirt-covered mushrooms, tomato leaf, sweet-tobacco and rare steak. Less floral and more minty than most years, with some air a pronounced pancetta and smoked game meat begins to creep in, backed by cracked pepper and tarragon. The back-half of the palate brings lovely elegance and smoothness, with an exceptionally long finish. The body is typical mid-weight Lowrey but is backed by a solid tannic structure and incredible core-weight intensity that leaves a general feeling that it will last for decades to come!
Total Production: 73 cases
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.
There are no reviews yet.