Quails' Gate Chardonnay 2010, VQA Okanagan Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
British Columbia, Canada

$22.95 (377770)

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89 pts
5
August 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a generous, quite toasty nose with smoke, lemon and pear. It's quite full bodied, intense with some...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A spicy, well-oaked chardonnay yet great purity of fruit still distinguishable. Vibrant minerality helps the acidity...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, if slightly reductive, with grapefruit and orange peel aromas leading off. Wood is a background feature,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep gold in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: This is an improvement over the 2008 vintage that I reviewed awhile ago. This is a nice balanced Chard that features medium toasted oak, butter popcorn, lemon meringue, clementines, spiced apple cider, guava, pineapple & peach. Medium+ body with good acidity & a fairly long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting point: Use the larger Chard glasses. I have put my review of the 2008 vintage below so you can compare.

Drink now or over the next 3-4 years, on its own or pair it with snow crab & drawn butter.

Tasted: 18 Sept 12

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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