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Peller Estates Family Reserve Chardonnay 2019 Wine Review

Peller Estates Family Reserve Chardonnay 2019

Peller Estates Family Reserve Chardonnay 2019

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

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Peller Estates

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A great value for this VQA Ontario Chardonnay! Aromas of green and golden apple, stone fruit and smoke. Pair with roast turkey or chicken.

This Peller Estates Family Reserve Chardonnay 2019 was reviewed on December 23, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This wine hits all the notes and comes in at a brilliant price point. A mix of stone fruit, lemon gremolata, green herbs and straw along with acacia honey and candied nuts. It’s well-delineated. 89 Points.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Great value, easy drinking, and versatile for food pairing. Aromas of golden apple and pear along with hints of melon. Medium bdied and smooth, with lots of orchard and citrus fruit on the palate along with a hint of honey. Enjoy with seafood or chicken dishes.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bright and lively Chardonnay, from the Niagara Peninsula - where Chardonnay truly shines!
Enticing aromas of apples, tropical fruit and hints of white flowers, carrying through to a fresh and zippy citrus finish.
Beautiful as a hostess gift over the holidays, as it pairs well with a variety of appetizers and meals.
Tasted Dec 2020.
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A tasty Chardonnay from the Peller Family in Niagara. On the nose ripe pear and stone fruit that follows through on the palate. Subtle oak with a soft mouthfeel. Medium fruit finish. Tasted December 29/2020 #PellerVQA @pellerwines
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

On the nose, notes of Granny Smith apple, pear, lime, honeydew melon, saline notes, a touch of banana candy, and white pepper.

On the palate, notes of lime, pear and crunchy, tart green apple. Medium bodied. Pleasant mouth feel. Pair with chicken or with Fettuccine Alfredo.

Tasted December 2020.
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This lightly oaked chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula appellation was an aromatic tour de force.

Expressive, attractive tropical fruit, floral and citrusy aromas ushered in a light to midweight frame brimming with sweet green apple, fresh citrusy and light tropical flavours. Showed hints of oak influenced spice, too. Pleasantly dry with moderate touch acidity, this chardonnay is versatile and food friendly. Pair with orange and garlic roasted chicken. Enjoy.

Reviewed on December 15, 2020
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A light and easy, classic Chardonnay from Peller Peller Family Reserve line. Aromas reveal golden apple, pear, pineapple and white lily flowers. Flavours show crisp yellow citrus, green apple, toasted chestnut and a suggestion of wet slate. Bright, mouthwatering acidity offers a good companion for grilled chicken and seafood dishes. - Tasted December 2020
David Skinner rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Light gold colour. Aromas of apple and some tropical fruit. Light bodied and medium acidity. Flavours of apple and pear with a short finish. A well priced sipper and accompaniment to seared scallops.
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

From the Peller Estates Family, the Chardonnay Reserve 2019 offers fresh aromas of green apple, honeydew melon, meyer lemon, crushed gravel, burnt caramel, baking spice and vanilla. Light body with zippy acidity, this patio sipper will please on a warm summer day. Its finish is short, making it a good pairing with blue cheese or fish. Palate: green apple, lime peel, saline, white pepper and spice. Enjoy.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A medium-bodied Chardonnay that shows apple, tropical pineapple, melon and toast. Chardonnay is very food-friendly and versatile with many foods, such as roast chicken, grilled shrimp or salmon. Serve well-chilled.
Tasted Dec. 2020

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