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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2009

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2009

VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $32.99

Drink: 2011-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A heavy-hitter Chardonnay firing on all sensual cylinders! Loaded with generous butter, oak, pear and pear notes. This wine was made using full barrel fermentation in French oak and then aged another 10 months in oak. Try it with lightly smoked sablefish with potato brandade or veal chop with sunchoke puree. Bring it on!

Chardonnay food pairings: Yukon Arctic Char and Qualicum Scallops, with braised savoy cabbage “choucroute”, sunchoke puree and sautéed brocollini with citrus and mustard cream.

This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2009 was reviewed on January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Our SFR Chardonnay was harvested in October 2009 from the best French clones in Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. With vines averaging 13-17 years old, their roots extend deep into the clay and gravel soil adding minerality and complexity to the wine. Made from 100% estate grown French clone Chardonnay in a classic warm-climate season, allows for excellent balance and acidity. This wine was hand crafted using full barrel fermentation in French oak (40% new, 60% 1 year old). All barrels were warmed to complete the malolactic fermentation. These techniques enhance mid palate weight and texture, adding richness and
complexity. Time in the bottle will allow for seamless integration of this well balanced Chardonnay, which will cellar up to 5 years.

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