Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Excellence Chardonnay 2010, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$24.95 (254243)

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88 pts
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March 16, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A more classic, Burgundian inspired chardonnay than we are used to from this winery known for bold, daring and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Hails from the Lincoln Lakeshore and warms in toasted, buttered pecans, Caesar spice and sunny climate fruit. The...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a creamy, rather seductive style of chardonnay but the wood resin, peat smoke and buttery flavours overwhelm...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A big, blowsy, heavily oaky style, with coffee grounds, caramel and vanilla extract dominating the nose. The palate...

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Community Reviews (2)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

The 2010 Excellence Chardonnay possesses big fruit with ample acidity to complete the balancing act. It’s full bodied, long, smooth and buttery with Christmas cake spice notes. Finishes very suave. Another delicious Chardonnay by prodigy winemaker Gordon Robert. Watch the story behind this wine as Gord explains the vintage and barrel selection.

http://www.niagarawinevideos.com/2013/03/16/cuvee-2013-with-gordon-robert/

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

This wine teeters on the 90 point scale, but ends up at 89

Positives: The nose is better than the taste. This Chard features medium to medium+ toasted oak, buttered popcorn, pineapple, dill, lemon, baked apple crumble pie and caramel. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Slight heat from the 13.8% alcohol.

Interesting Point: Although this has a lot of oak, I preferred drinking it from the cooler climate smaller Chard glass.

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

Tasted: 15 Sept 2013

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Clearance price: 8.5+/10) Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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