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Flat Rock Good Kharma Chardonnay 2018 Wine Review

Flat Rock Good Kharma Chardonnay 2018

Flat Rock Good Kharma Chardonnay 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Flat Rock

Agent: Flat Rock Cellars

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Featherstone 2017 Chardonnay is a smoky on the nose, dry and medium-bodied with ripe pear, apple pie, vanilla, lemon cream on the palate with a hint of smoke from 12 months of oak aging in Canadian oak barrels. The oak for these barrels are sourced from trees grown along the Grand River in Ontario. Pair with a roast chicken dinner. MINE: Ripe pear, apple, vanilla, lemon pudding and buttery flavours creamy on the palate all wrapped up in a smoky veil from 12 months of oak aging, in Canadian oak barrels, on Featherstone's 2017 Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario wine region. Yes, Canadian oak barrels with the oak sourced from trees grown along the Grand River in Ontario. Pair this all-Canadian zesty white with grilled pork chops. OTHER: Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Crafted from Niagara grapes, fermented using indigenous yeasts from the vineyard and matured in barrels made from Ontario oak. Shows lovely apple, pear and vanilla on the nose, with a creamy palate that gives hints of maple. Good acidity balances the fruit. Enjoy with grilled scallops, roast poultry or cheddar cheese. Delicate and delicious. Local talent! Tasted March 2019. The following 2017 Featherstone Estate Winery 'Canadian Oak' Chardonnay is rare and interesting in that this chardonnay was matured 10 months in 100% Canadian oak barrel, 90% of which was one to five years old with 10% new. It was also barrel fermented in Canadian oak and indigenous-yeast fermented with 50% undergoing induced malolactic conversion... pretty cool, eh. Alluring aromas of apple pie spice, crème brûlée and sweet vanillin abound on the nose of this gorgeous chardonnay. It caresses the palate with a smooth-as-silk river of spiced, baked apple and poached pear while a racy dollop of lemon curd appears on the lengthy lip-smacking finish and aftertaste. It's medium-plus bodied with generous mouthfeel, deft balance, well-integrated oak and plenty of charm. Pick up a few and drink over the next five to six years; sip on its own - divine, or pair with clay-bake chicken and fresh-cut and baked oven fries or fettuccini Alfredo. Score - 92 (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, May 6, 2019). - Community Wine Reviews

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