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Stratus 2013 Wine Review

Stratus 2013

Stratus 2013

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $38.20

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Stratus

Agent: Stratus Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 90/100

The 2012 vintage was a strong one in Niagara and it shows in the flagship white wine blend from Stratus. Full-bodied, rich and layered with aromas of orchard fruit and toasty oak. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.

Food pairings: pan-fried fish in lemon beurre, poached white fish in white wine sauce, oysters Rockefeller.

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This Stratus 2013 was reviewed on December 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Stratus White represents the finest white wine that this acclaimed Niagara-on-the-Lake winery produces. Winemaker J-L Groux selects the very best grapes from a handful of varieties to incorporate into this premium white wine, and after countless blends, the best representation of the vintage is showcased in the final assemblage. For 2013 the winemaker’s assembled masterpiece is a blend of 37% Chardonnay, 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 26% Semillon, and 3% Viognier – showcasing the potential that this cool-climate region is becoming increasingly renowned for. A brilliant golden yellow, the colour alone, given its youthful age, suggests this wine will be intriguing and complex. The bouquet confirms that observation. An intellectual wine ideally suited for enjoying with fine food and great company, it's remarkably complex and inviting, especially if you enjoy other storied fine white wines of the world. With grilled pineapple, exotic fruit, poached pear, custard, nuts, and minerality on the nose and repeating on the palate with layers emerging towards the long, linear, and harmonious finish that shows both a creaminess and freshness adding textural complexity. Exceptionally well balanced with the structure to permit significant cellar aging. A cellar candidate to enjoy its evolution over the next decade and beyond. Enjoy 2017-2027+. Tasted May 2017. 94 points. Matt Steeves – www.quercusvino.ca
Stratus Winery and Vineyards are located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The winery is a gravity flow winery, distinguished by its LEED-certified facility and commitment to sustainability wines. - Community Wine Reviews

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