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The Dreaming Tree Chardonnay 2013

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There are 10 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Matt Steeves rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A winery perhaps best known because of its legendary owner, Dave Matthews from the Dave Matthews Band, but becoming increasingly well known for the delicious value priced wines they produce and their focus on sustainable, eco-friendly, wine production. Recently in Ontario, Dreaming Tree teamed up with Trees Canada to plant new groves in areas where the Emerald Ash Borer has devastated urban forests…and Dreaming Tree Winery is donating proceeds of every bottle of Dreaming Tree Wines to Trees Canada. So basically, drinking this wine is helping the environment! Win-win-wine!

Baked apples, orchard fruit, vanilla, and toasty oak on the nose and palate. Medium-full bodied, this is a great wine to enjoy with creamy autumn soups, game birds, Baja fish tacos, buttered popcorn, or simply enjoy chilled on a patio. Tasted August 2015. 88 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

The fruit jumps out of the glass and reminds you of roasted pear or baked apple pie. Big fruit and brown spices that are backed by a distinct Central Coast citrus note. The entry coats your mouth with these great flavors. Easy to enjoy, this wine will bring the coastal wine adventure right to your home

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Les fruits sautent hors du verre et évoquent les poires rôties et la tarte aux pommes cuite. Les gros fruits et épices brunes sont appuyés par une note d’agrumes centrale distincte. L’entrée enduit votre bouche avec ces excellentes saveurs. Fac

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Medium aromatic nose of butterscotch and smoked ham.Very supple,almost sweet mouthfeel, with aromas of popcorn and fruit compote. With shepperd pie?
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Warm citrus and pear notes along with buttered toast and oak on the nose. Similar flavours on the palate and nice acid to cut the butteryness. Vanilla on the finish.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pear, peach and honeydew aromas. Apple, melon and vanilla flavors.
Louise Wilson rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A medium bodied Chardonnay with notes of roasted apple and toasty oak. Perfect with chicken pot pie. Enjoy through 2016. Tasted Oct 2014.
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Nice toasty oak nose with peach and vanilla aromas. A creamy mouth feel with the long oaky aftertaste. Light bodied and easy to drink.
Valérie Dufour rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Typical Chardonnay nose with honeydew and vanilla aromas. Not too flamboyant.
Easy to drink. The fruit is there but not overwhelming. Low acidity.
Pleasant and simple wine.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

Sweet honeydew melon on the nose
Baked apples, nutty
Fresh acidity, creamy texture
Medium bodied, medium appley finish

Natalie's Review

The Dreaming Tree Chardonnay 2013, Central Coast California, United States: Fleshy ripe peaches and pears on the nose and palate wrapped in toasty oak. Full-bodied, juicy and very pleasant. Pair with veal chops. Drink: 2013-2016. 364265 13% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. September 27, 2014  Full Review




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