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Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2015

Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2015

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Very aromatic nose with pear, pineapple, butterscotch, buttered toast and smoke, repeated on palate with a rich, buttery mouthfeel and tropical pineapple finish.
Tasted June 2017
Campfire smoky on the nose from aging in Canadian oak barrels, which is a rarity given most wines are aged in either French or American oak. Medium-bodied with good acidity for grilled chicken. MINE: From Ontario's Featherstone Winery, this white wine is campfire smoky on the nose from aging in Canadian oak barrels, which is a rarity given most wines are aged in either French or American oak. Medium-bodied with good acidity for grilled chicken. OTHER: Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: This wine is dynamite, featuring smoke and vanilla notes, with tropical fruit, ripe apple and warm spice. 90 Points. www.ottawawinejournal.com). OTHER: The nose hits [you] immediately with the signature funk letting you know that this is an indigenous ferment but it quickly makes way to vanilla, citrus and golden delicious pple. The balance to this wine is outstanding with nice weight on the palate and a creamy texture that is met with nice acidity. Flavours of butterscotch and baking spice are met with apple and orange. The finish lingers leaving a bit of that funk from the nose and some spice to tide you over until your next sip. This continues to be one of the best priced hidden gems from the province, ignoring the fact that this is an indigenous ferment made using Canadian oak barrels simply put this is kickass Chardonnay. Score - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) (André Proulx, andrewinereview.ca, March 20, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews



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