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Featherstone Winery Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2016

Featherstone Winery Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2016

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Featherstone Winery

Agent: Featherstone Winery

More Vintages: 2017  2015  2014  2013  2012 

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Reviews and Ratings

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

This is a cool wone from Featherstone. They've been advocating the differences in Canadian oak versus oak from other origins (U.S., France, Slavonian, Slovenian, Hungaroan, Black Sea etc...). This Chardonnay is a great toasty, oaky Chard.
Medium to full bodied.
Softer in style than prior vintages. This one resembles a toned down American oak, which often has notes of brown sugar and coconut, like this.
Soft and smooth. Decent acidity. Keep 3-5 years and see what happens.
For an introduction to Canadian oak, think of it as the same as American oak from the U.S. They're mostly the same species. What differs is the climate the oak grew in. Colder climes means a less intense or sugar laden oak. Canadian oak is more subtle than American. It shares virtually nothing woth French oak, despite what you read online.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful aromatics of vanilla bean, ripe apple, apple blossom. On the palate this wine shines bright with a long finish and persistence of ripe golden delicious apple, savoury and minerality. Pairs well with roast chicken dinner or bbq beer can chicken. Tasted 2016 vintage in March 2018. 91 points
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a gorgeous, fun, and hip wine. It's super approachable and eminently affordable. It features apple, pear, bread yeast, vanilla and white stone fruit notes. A clean, crisp finish. 90 Points.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

very modern california-like chardonnay. Oaky, buttery, vanilla, and rich. Doesn't have much acidity but very rich and mouthful. A good price canadian chardonnay if you like the style. Pair well with fish stew or more oily fishes
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

If you like brioche, you’ll like this Chardonnay.…
Presentation: A distinctive label with an autumn feel
Appearance: Medium gold
Nose: Medium nose with notes of tropical fruit (ripe pineapple, lychee), honey, brioche, butter
Taste: Dry, full body, medium-high acidity, low tannins, lots of brioche, minerals, some hints of tropical fruit
Finish: long mineral finish
Overall impression: This is a big New World Chardonnay. If you like brioche, you’ll like this wine.
Value: 3.5/5
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Alluring vanilla, apple, pineapple and toasted coconut notes. Flavours, moderate acidity, and crisp clean finish just call for more sips. Enjoy this delicious wine with New England crab cakes. Tasted March 18 by @sommsosa.

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