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Featherstone Winery Cuvee Joy Sparkling 2012 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Cuvee Joy Sparkling 2012

Featherstone Winery Cuvee Joy Sparkling 2012

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Remarkably toasty and robust -- reminds me of Bollinger Champagne, but this has its own story. Toasted bread and crisp orchard fruit. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to shellfish or seafood.

Food pairings: shellfish, fried chicken, salads.

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This Featherstone Winery Cuvee Joy Sparkling 2012 was reviewed on June 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Lovely sparking from a thoughtful Niagara producer. 100% Chardonnay done in the traditional method and with some significant lees aging.
Pale lemon colouration.
Some serious lactic hints on the palate. Sourdough, yogurt, lime juice, granny smith, and white pepper. Very aromatic!
The flavours are pure and lean - lots of lemoncake and minerality. Still lots of verve, even though it has a few years under its belt.
Perfect picnic wine. Highly recommended.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale pink with fine bubbles, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced, fresh acidity, apple, toast, lemon zest.
Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A complex nose of coconut bread and yeast, hints of lemon are offered. Many joyous, lovely, refreshing bubbles tumble from the glass... This is a dry, medium-bodied, medium-acidity, Champagne styled sparkler that possesses flavours of fresh sourdough bread, and lemon curd. Very food friendly and versatile. Good enough to have with raw oysters on the shell.

Tasted on May 29, 2016 - @Aiki_zen
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A delicious traditional method sparkling, with the classic champagne aromas of toasty bready, yeasty notes. Mouthwatering acidity, dry and complex. Would be a great companion to oysters or at a celebration all on it's own.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lots of lime zest and minerality with a little green apple and toastiness. The taste is not as bright and lime-y as the aroma would have you believe, with more tropical fruit showing up.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This pale straw bubbly version of Chardonnay has a yeasty, green apple aroma. Flavours of ripe peach and citrus fill the mouth making it a nice pre-dinner drink on its own.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Sparkling and a very pale straw in colour with aromas of green apple, bread, apricot. The apricot, green apple and some citrus flavours display nicely along with some yeast. Great to enjoy with green salads or on its own.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Brilliant pale straw with elegant fine bubbles and 12.5% ABV. This is a cuvée classique with refreshing vibrant acidity, tart citrus notes and a hint of herb. Wonderful choice for summer sipping, garden parties, a patio pleaser at heart and an easy win for any occasion. @jonsteeves rated 89/100 - tasted May 2016
Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Very pale yellow in colour and typically chardonnay on the nose: tropical fruit, stone fruit and citrus. On the palate, the peach and apricot really jump out in addition to the yeasty notes from the methode traditionnelle. Delicate effervescence makes it perfect for an aperitif on a hot, summer day.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Delicate bubbles with aromas of baked bread, red apple, lemon and wet stone. Citrus and Granny Smith apple on the palate with a citrus finish.

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