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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:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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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

Natalie's Score: 87/100

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.

Chardonnay food pairings: Asian dishes, crab cakes, pan-fried cod.

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This Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on October 28, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

When a winery advertises the fact that they use Canadian oak, that is good for two reasons. The more obvious one is that they are buying from hard-working Canadians who need local support and also the character of Canadian oak. Canadian oak is actually the same as American (it is aaaaalll quercus alba/white oak). The difference is terroir and climate for the trees. Canadian oak is more subtle and firm than, say, generous Missouri white oak which is so rich it is better suited for whiskey.
A nice deep lemon. This wine has been getting bigger and bigger vintage after vintage; and with that the colour seems to be looking more oxidative evry time I see the new releases. It could also be reflective of vintages too. The last few have been balmy and the wines produced are super ripe and tasty.
The aromas have some baked apple, lemon curd, smoke, vanilla, and pineapple.
Flavourwise, very similarly focused on pinapple, vanilla, and smoke. Delicious and easy to appreciate.
This Chard is a personal favourite and is delicious every year. It actually withstands the test of time in the cellar too. Put this one with some lobster rolls, or crab cakes..
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
This medium-bodied Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula wine region is smoky on the nose and has been aged in Canadian oak barrels for 12 months -- something quite different than French and American oak (and why not?). Featherstone Canadian Oak (2015) is buttery with tropical fruit notes all wrapped up in balanced acidity. Drink now and for the next three years. - Community Wine Reviews

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