I’ll never forget my first tasting at the Granite Club. I arrived in a BMW, was escorted through the majestic facilities of Toronto’s elite, and of all of the world class wines being poured by the elite agencies of Ontario, the wine that kept people talking was the Cru Pinot Noir. At last, the heartbreak grape did not have to break the bank. Of course there is budget friendly Pinot out there, but most of it belongs in bagged cooking wine, rather than in the poetic expressions of this most cherished noble grape. This little genius however leaps from the glass into a championship calibre bouquet, which is at no point betrayed on the palate, as layers of growing complexity continue to beat the coast in the most wonderful tidal bliss. You might think I am exaggerating. You’d be wrong though. You gotta have this.