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Tzafona Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Tzafona Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Tzafona Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tzafona Cellars

Agent: Trajectory Beverage Partners

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A clean, crisp unoaked Niagara Chardonnay with notes of green apple. Medium-bodied with good acidity for roast chicken. The winery's name Tzafona comes from the Hebrew word meaning northward and refers to the cool climate of the appellation in which the vines for this wine are planted in the Niagara Peninsula.

Chardonnay food pairings: asparagus and onion galette, grilled seafood, southern fried chicken.

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This Tzafona Cellars Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on September 16, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

An unoaked Chard showing Golden Delicious apples and pear aromas, repeated on palate with slight buttery caramel and a creamy texture.
Tasted April 2017
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of golden apple and pear with a buttery hint. Medium bodied on the palate with medium+ acidity, and fresh and slightly tart fruit on the palate, along with a clean and slightly creamy texture with a buttery hint. Enjoy with roasted chicken.
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

White orchard tree fruits and stoney minerality defined this chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula appellation. Collaborating harmonious on the bouquet and palate, this combination delivered a mouthwatering, medium bodied palate with a welcoming extended aftertaste. This kosher wine is unoaked, enabling its grapes’ mature characteristics to show-off. Enjoy.

Reviewed on September 10, 2020
Chardonnay has become one of Ontario's grand points of distinction on the world wine map. Cool-climate growing conditions gives fresh fruit flavours and good acidity to the wine. This Niagara Chardonnay is unoaked and is also kosher-for-Passover. Cold Climate (2015) is creamy on the palate with texture and body from lees aging. Look for ripe golden apples, citrus zest with a fresh mineral finish. - Community Wine Reviews

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