Cost: $24.95 (Clearance Price: $20.25)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Lincoln Lakeshore
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Stoney Ridge Estates
Alcohol: 13.8% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
This wine teeters on the 90 point scale, but ends up at 89
Positives: The nose is better than the taste. This Chard features medium to medium+ toasted oak, buttered popcorn, pineapple, dill, lemon, baked apple crumble pie and caramel. Full body with good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: Slight heat from the 13.8% alcohol.
Interesting Point: Although this has a lot of oak, I preferred drinking it from the cooler climate smaller Chard glass.
Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with snow crab with drawn butter.
Tasted: 15 Sept 2013
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Clearance price: 8.5+/10) Total: 17+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+