Stratus White 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake

White Blend White Blend
Ontario, Canada

$38.20 (660704)

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April 14, 2012
Stratus

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Stratus takes a slight change in stylistic direction with the 2008 White, tightening up the structure and lifting the...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/life/select-tasting-through-years-of-stratus-red-and-whites/ "is formatively led by Chardonnay...

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Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Niagara’s take on white Bordeaux with a twist. The Stratus White 2009 is a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This partially barrel-aged blend of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon and viognier may remind you of California’s...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The new style of Stratus white is evident here in this dry, toned-down version with precision and weight. Oak is...

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Community Reviews (3)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

This is one of those wines that instantly makes an impression. Golden in the glass, the wine's age and oak ageing are quite apparent. The nose pops with ripe tropical aromas (papaya and mango), peach, mandarine, lemon zest, and orange blossom notes. On the palate, it's quite full-bodied and very round with high acidity (somewhat surprising). Flavours repeat on the palate, though there's a bit of spice coming through on the very long finish. This is an incredibly complex and satisfying wine for those who enjoy rich styles like this. Pricey, but worth it. Tasted September 2014

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

This is one of those wines that instantly makes an impression. Golden in the glass, the wine's age and oak ageing are quite apparent. The nose pops with ripe tropical aromas (papaya and mango), peach, mandarine, lemon zest, and orange blossom notes. On the palate, it's quite full-bodied and very round with high acidity (somewhat surprising). Flavours repeat on the palate, though there's a bit of spice coming through on the very long finish. This is an incredibly complex and satisfying wine for those who enjoy rich styles like this. Pricey, but worth it. Tasted September 2014

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Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

I've tried this at least five times (most recently at a Cheese Boutique event at the winery).
It's always a pleasure.
Easily worth the price point.

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