Baco Noir

Baco Noir is a hybrid red wine grape created at the beginning of the 20th century by French hybridizer, Francois Baco. It is a crossing Folle blanche (a white wine grape from France) and an a mystery red wine grape of the Vitis riparia variety found in North America. It is possible that genetic mapping will eventually bring the origins of this mystery variety to light. 

The grape produces rich, highly pigmented red wines with pronounced acidity. Baco Noir based wines are capable of moderate to long term aging and, in many cases, require some time in the cellar, in order to soften the wine's aggressive acidity. Aromas of the wine are pleasantly rustic and smoky.

Ontario’s Henry of Pelham has been particularly successful making and marketing wines with Baco Noir, despite the fact that under VQA law, the grape is relegated to Tier 2 status – meaning wines made from the grape may only list "product of Ontario" on the label rather than any specific appellation. Which Read more »

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  • Lakewood Vineyards Long Stem Red Finger Lakes 2008

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    200811.9% ABVBaco Noir, Marechal Foch, Vincent, DeChaunac, Leon Millot Blend750mL$8.99Rich garnet to almost purple in color. Notes of earth and berries followed by a smooth vanilla. Some acid followed by earth, chocolate, leather and cherries or maybe cranberries at the finish. Read More

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips


  • Palotai Bull's Blood-Umpqua Valley 2008

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    This traditional Hungarian red blend is a mix of pinor noir, baco noir, marachal fosch, and tempranillo. Produced in the Umpqua Valley of Oregon and aged in Hungarian oak, this full bodied wine has light blackberry and spice on the nose with distinct leather and smoke on the palette. Read More

    Wine review by lrezendez


  • Bully Hill Vineyards Baco Noir Keuka Lake Bulldog Baco NV

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    NV11.0% ABVBaco Noir750mL$7.99Brownish garnet that gets watery at the edges. Aromas of oak, pepper, stone fruits. Cellar notes after being aerated. Tart, with notes of cherries and some oak. One of my original favorites! Read More

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips


  • I'm a wine lover from Norway. The cold north: "Late June to early August is when the weather is warmest and the days are long and bright. Temperatures in July and August can reach 25°C - 30°C. At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air. In winter much of Norway is usually transformed into a snow-clad paradise. The lower inland area... Read More

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  • I am truly that person who loves a good red wine that you can keep at your nose and enjoy a tastes and repeat. Now being a ex smoker, HEAVY smoked filled aromas of oak, cedar and tobacco are like heaven. So in reading prior forums posts with the same search keywords, I feel like Donald Trump is trying to sell me a used car. Meaning, if I'm ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oh that Heavy Smoke Oak and...


  • Sandbanks Estate Baco Noir Vqa 2007

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    Plums, intense black cherries... great flavor with a medium body. Great wine. Make sure it's the 2007 - a killer year in Ontario, and most especially for this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Azaroth


  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Red Blend Seneca Lake Red Cat

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    No written review

    Wine review by Wyoba


  • Henry of Pelham Baco Noir 2005

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    I am a fan of this challenging but deliciously rewarding wine. Some years are better than others but 2005 was good and I have a few more to try in the future. Highly recommended! Read More

    Wine review by SDB25


  • Warwick Valley Black Dirt Red NV

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    Wine review by lizk83


  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Red Blend Seneca Lake Schooner Red NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Wyoba


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