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Tawse Winery Inc. Cuddy By Tawse Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Tawse Winery Inc. Cuddy By Tawse Chardonnay 2013

Tawse Winery Inc. Cuddy By Tawse Chardonnay 2013

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tawse Winery Inc.

Agent: Tawse Winery

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A rich, full-bodied Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of toasted almond, golden apple and peach. A layered mid-palate with terrific replays of orchard fruit flavours. Finishes long and smooth. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. The 2013 vintage is the inaugural release of this wine. Jim Cuddy, lead singer and guitarist of the Canadian band Blue Rodeo, has partnered with Niagara’s Tawse Winery to create a new wine brand, Cuddy by Tawse. Cuddy is one of the country’s most iconic musicians: over the past thirty years Blue Rodeo has sold more than four million records, released 14 albums and won eleven JUNO awards. Pair with grilled chicken while enjoying an outdoor concert.

Chardonnay food pairings: sole meuniere, scallop ravioli, breaded chicken with lemon beurre blanc.

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This Tawse Winery Inc. Cuddy By Tawse Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on January 20, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Pam Hatton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Luscious medium bodied Chardonnay with just the right amount of oak to keep it interesting. Orchard fruit on the nose, some caramel. Smooth with balanced acidity, orchard fruit and a medium to long finish. Very more-ish.
Cuddy (2013) Chardonnay is rich and full-bodied with ripe apple, pear and stonefruit flavours finishing long and satisfying with toasty almond (from oak treatment) on the palate. Jim Cuddy is the solo artist and Blue Rodeo lead singer come wine lover recently headlining shows at Tawse Winery in Niagara, Ontario. - Community Wine Reviews

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