Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2010
VQA, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Community Score: 4.5/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 111989
Wine Type: White Wine
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Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Tawse Winery Inc.
Agent: Tawse Winery Inc.
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Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2010 Wine Review
A gorgeous profusion of hazelnut and green apple brightness on the nose. This is followed by rich, voluptuous layers of tropical fruit and butterscotch goodness. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged 12 months in French oak (20% of which was new) and underwent a partial malolactic fermentation. Available through the winery and Vintages go to market. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, grilled salmon, seafood and shellfish platter. This Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2010 was reviewed by March 7, 2013 Natalie MacLean
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Dan Trcka rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: The 2011 Tawse Quarry Road Chardonnay has appealing aromas of white pear and subdued oak and vanilla. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, fruit forward wine, with forward acidity and a medium to long finish. It is food friendly, drink now and for the next few years. My impressions: NOTHING SPECIAL, 88-89 pts. Tasted at 'Taste Ontario 2013' http://grapeselections.com/taste-ontario-2013/ in October/13. See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here: http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections
Pale straw in colour, this chardonnay has an appealing nose of lemon zest, stoney minerality, and hints of oak. It follows through with a rich palate of lemony citrus, crisp green apple, and a pleasant, pronounced minerality. Long, pleasing finish with lingering citrus zest, wet stone and citrus fruit.
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Serve Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Chardonnay 2010 between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.
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