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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2011 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $32.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Spectacularly rich and full-bodied yet perfectly balanced and showing great finesse. Aromas and flavours of butter-toffee, green apple and some smoke. Layers of pleasure on the palate. Long finish leaves you yearning for more.

Chardonnay food pairings: grilled honey orange chicken salad or poached salmon with a caper butter sauce.

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This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2011 was reviewed on March 7, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Lesley Quinn - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A french style Chardonnay with just a bit more cream. This wine is like being in the kitchen with Mom while she is baking. Notes of Vanilla and Almond, and flavours of nutmeg and lemon curd. A great minerality that balances out the richness and leaves you with a refreshing treat. Ideal with lobster or scallops.
The majority of this blend was crafted from French Chardonnay clone 95, planted in 1996 alongside other clones in our Estate vineyards on the Mount Boucherie bench. Harvested in late September, the freshly pressed, unsettled juice was run directly to barrel where, over a 4 month period, both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations took place. The wine was left to age on yeast lees for another 6 months before racking and blending. Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is a very cellar worthy wine with ageing potential of 5 to 7 years.

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