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Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2014 Wine Review

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2014

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2014

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

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2016-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Cave Spring

Agent: Cave Spring Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Very pretty and mouth-watering Niagara Chardonnay Musqué, which is a clone of Chardonnay that is not exactly the same as many Chardonnay clones in that it offers more floral and apricot notes. Perfect for Asian dishes.

Chardonnay Musqué food pairings: Asian dishes, shellfish.

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This Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2014 was reviewed on September 3, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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

Vinified in stainless steel to optimize fruit flavours. Fragrant tropical fruit and orange rind on nose, with a palate that gives delightful guava, apple and citrus rind. Crisp, dry mouthfeel with lingering citrus finish.
Tasted August 2016
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Perfect aperitif wine with a little cleansing spritz! Enjoy this off-dry white wine well chilled. This pretty white blend is a touch floral with lingering off-dry sweetness and stone fruit. An easy crowd pleaser and always consistent. Pair it with spicy Thai or curry dishes.
Tasted: January 2017
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A gorgeous Chardonnay Musqué from Cave Spring Vineyards. Pale straw in colour with a green hue. Clear density. A vibrant, fruity and floral bouquet with lemon, green apple, tart pear, slight tropical notes, tart pineapple, beeswax, loads of floral aromas - honeysuckle and sweet pea. Palate consists of lemon, green apple and clay. There's also notes of light oak that really come to life. Medium body, acidity and finish. Crisp, dry and oily with only 3g/L of residual sugar and 13.5% ABV. Pair with a creamy pasta dish such as linguine alfredo and garlic buttered shrimp. - tasted July 2017
The Chardonnay grapes for this musqué style wine are grown in the winery's Cave Spring Vineyard and offer Muscat-like aromas. This estate bottled Niagara Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel and not oaked to preserve the freshness of the fruit. Perfect as an aperitif. This wine originates from the winery's estate Cave Spring Vineyard located on the hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. The wine was vinified in stainless steel to preserve fruit freshness and offers Muscat-like aromas that are characteristic of the chardonnay musqué clone. - Community Wine Reviews

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