$8.00 per bottle
Silver Medal: International Eastern Wine Competition
2004 Ontario Legislature House Wine
Pale Straw in colour with a golden hue. Aromas of green apple, mandarin orange, flint, with hints of butterscotch and mineral. Fruit forward, smooth, medium
Bodied, fresh, and a touch of oiliness. Slightly dry finish.
Great on its own or in the company of food!
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.