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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Quails' Gate Stewart Family 2017 Chardonnay is rich and mouth-filling with ripe golden apple, baked goods, nutty almond, lemon pudding, vanilla and smoky, toasty flavours silky smoooth on the palate, finishing oh soooo long. This Chardonnay is dry, elegant with refreshing acidity and can handle rich seafood dishes like lobster Thermidor but could go equally well with roast chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken salad or poached salmon with a caper butter sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches.

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This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017 was reviewed on April 2, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A vibrant Chardonnay with ripe apple, pear, buttery brioche, finishing long with the telltale stony minerality for which this flagship Chardonnay is known. Elegant and precise.

The Chardonnay grapes for this graceful and elegant wine are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in new and previous-use French oak barrel for 11 months. With full malolactic fermentation in barrel and left to age on its lees with bâtonnage every 3 weeks, giving this wine a rich and weighty mouthfeel.

This vintage was awarded Platinum, National Wine Awards of Canada and Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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