Cost: $34.95 (Clearance $24.50)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Beamsville Bench, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Closson Chase
Alcohol: 13.9% Alcohol/Vol.
A premium Ontario Chard that can compete with the best in California, but not have their price tag
Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This intense, edgy and complex wine features medium toasted oak, butter, lemon custard, crème brûlée, peach, granny apple, toffee, apricot, dill, creamed corn, tea leaf and pink grapefruit. Full body with good acidity and a long length
Interesting Points: Closson Chase is one of my favourite Ontario wineries that produce full body Chards. This wine worked well in both Montrachet style glassware as well as in the cooler climate one.
Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with Fettuccine Alfredo with blackened chicken.
Tasted: 16 Aug 2014
Best Buy at clearance price
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance: 9.5+/10) Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+