Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chardonnay 2008
Wow, packs a sensory punch with gorgeous aromas of green apple, smoke, butterscotch and toasted almond. One of Canada’s best wine producers across the board. Let’s stop analyzing it: just try it.
Reviewed May 14, 2011 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|Sixty-five percent was barrel-fermented (only 20% of the barrels were new) and the remainder was fermented in stainless steel. This gave winemaker Grant Stanley the opportunity to blend a fruit-forward wine with only subtle oak, in a style deliberately different from the winery’s reserve Chardonnay. There are notes of citrus on the nose and the palate. The hint of oak and of the lees fleshes out the wine which, nevertheless, finishes with a clean, focused and refreshing crispness. Score: 90 Source: John Schreiner, johnschreiner.blogspot.com|
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Serve this wine 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.