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Daniel Lenko Chardonnay Unoaked 2010 Wine Review

Daniel Lenko Chardonnay Unoaked 2010

Daniel Lenko Chardonnay Unoaked 2010

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

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 9

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Daniel Lenko

Agent: Daniel Lenko Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Crisp and fresh with notes of green apple, especially Granny Smith, and the accompanying acidity. No oak: just fresh fruit flavour here so typical of cool climate chardonnay.

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This Daniel Lenko Chardonnay Unoaked 2010 was reviewed on August 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Chris Coughlin - WSET level 3 grad rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Soft citrus aromas of lemon, lemon zest, and green apple skin, on the palate fuller flavours of similar take hold, nice long finish as well. This is a crowd pleaser.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Green apple, lime zest, melon, and a touch of creamy yeastiness. Beautiful zesty palate on a medium body. Good for pairing with a heavier or creamy seafood dish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

What could be better than a wine that pays it forward? A wine with purpose tastes good!
Daniel Lenko's Chardonngay Unoaked Chardonnay was pleasant surprise at a blind tasting today.
Creamy and elegant texture. Apple, pear,honey, sweet spice, yogurt, butter, chamomile.
Medium bodied with medium acidity. Simply a lovely sipper or pair with favorite seafood, chicken, cheeses. Food friendly.
$1 of every purchase goes to AIDS research in Canada.
Tasted blind May/14
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

August 17, 2014: Pale gold, melon, apple, honeyed nose. Medium light body, apple, citrus, white peach on the palate with a medium finish. Nice acidity showing from a hotter Ontario vintage, this is nice on its own or with roast chicken or shellfish.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Nose full of red and yellow apples, pear, with a sweet floral blossom. Delicate crisp apple flavours. A lovely crisp unoaked Chardonnay.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Apple, citrus and floral on the nose with apple, lemon, peach and honey flavors.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pale lemon yellow with notes of citrus, apple, pear and a hint of honey. On the palate has a soft, luscious feel – citrus and apple come through as well as the honey. Medium bodied with a long finish. Quite refreshing.
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Clear yellow/green color with aromas of black olive, green apple and herb.

The palate is crisp, creamy and the finish is long.

Pair it with Fettucinis Alfredo.

Serve it at 10-12 degrees.

Can be aged 3-5 years.
Brian Carroll reviewed this wine as follows:

Daniel Lenko Chardonngay is a refreshing white that is often only available at the winery in Niagara (where you can taste wines in Lenko’s kitchen). The grape is Chardonnay, but the name, and the rainbow label, mean that $1 from every bottle sold is donated to AIDS research.

This is a refreshing light-bodied dinner wine to be drunk within the next year. It is best served around 10-12C so the fruit comes out. It is brilliantly clear in the glass with the colour of pale straw. The nose hints of peaches. On the palate there is fruit, peaches, with hints of lemon and spice. The finish is extended, bringing out the lemon and spice. This is a deliberately unoaked Chardonnay that allows the fruit flavours to take front stage.

Chardonngay goes well with Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic and Antipasto of Peppers and Tomatoes. The light acidity refreshes the palate after soft roasted garlic on toast, or the olive oil of the Antipasto.

At $19.95 a bottle we’re going to put 4 bottles in our cellar for drinking over the next year.
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Chardonngay, with its pride flag label, displays an enticing tropical and ripe orchard fruit nose with a hint of honey. Well balanced acidity on the palate, medium body, dry. Medium to long finish. A very pleasant unoaked chard.

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