Cost: $24.95 (Clearance Price: $20.00)
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Region: Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Quails’ Gate
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Classic oaked Chard that delivers balance, complexity with tropical fruit, spice & oh yes, it’s delicious
Positives: Bright gold in colour with a long finish that features toasted oak, lemon, peach, pineapple, coconut pie, clove, cinnamon, oak spice, dill, ginger, and on the nose smoked amber and Easter Lily.
Interesting Point: I first tried Quails’ Gate Chardonnay in 2006 when a co-worker brought it for me from BC. At the time the LCBO had only a pittance of BC wines. This wine was amazing, so when it hit the LCBO stores some years later I was excited only to be disappointed. The wine was thin and not impressive. Quails’ Gate Chard is now a regular at Vintages, but I was sceptical to try it again. However, it was on clearance so I decided to try it. Glad I did. Restored my faith in this wineries Chard.
Ageability: Drink now or over the next 5-7 years on its own or pair it with rotisserie chicken.
My Opinion: Highly Recommended
Best Buy and Top Pick
Tasted: April 4, 2019