Tawse Quarry Road Chardonnay 2010, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$34.95 (111989)

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Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The top chardonnay from Tawse in 2010 in my view (and the best value), the Quarry Road vineyard has the edge in...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

This organically and biodynamically farmed Vinemount Ridge (silty-clay soil over limestone) white is aged a year in...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/2013/02/15/real-wines-whisky-and-boys-night-out/ "continues to belay the warmth of the vintage,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This single vineyard chardonnay from atop the Niagara Escarpment near Beamsville, has a rich, classic nose of peat...

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Community Reviews (8)

Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

JS nails it...the oak is VERY subdued, which allows the wildly interesting and fun fruit/mineral flavors to have their say.
I will be getting more of this.
Lovely wine; makes me proud to be a local.

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Nadia Dubeau
Nadia Dubeau

Lemony straw colour with hints of green. A hint of smoky oak on the nose with some lovely appley, nutty, and minerally aromas to accompany. Lively acidity on the palate. Drink now through 2018.
Reviewed July 9th.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Loved this wine for its fullness of character – smooth, big, ripe, lush, tropical & zesty fruits with buttery mineral notes, vanilla oak and more. Very nice long caressing finish.

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Kevin Donato
Kevin Donato

Generous notes of golden delicious apple, stonefruits, roast walnut, sweet spice and cardamom. There’s a medium-full bodied, creamy texture that has minerality and acidity for some vibrancy. The refinement, balance and length are all premium qualities.
Jan 2013

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Apple and butter aromas with lots of minerality shining through. On the palate there is more minerality with citrus notes and lively acidity at mid-palate. Oak is very well integrated. Tasted Sept/2012.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium+ straw in colour with a medium to medium+ nose.

Well balanced & made in the Mâcon style.

Positives: Oak is well integrated and features white roses, mandarin, grapefruit, verbena, fennel, lemon grass, lemon rind, green apples, pear and limestone. Medium body with above average acidity for a Chard and a very long length. Don't over chill.

Negatives: A touch too sour on the finish for me.

Interesting Notes: I used the large warmer or Meursault style Chard glass and the smaller traditional Chard glass and each one were slightly different and I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.

Drink now on or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with creamy seafood risotto.

Tasted: 28 May 13

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (Clearance price 9+/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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