Quails' Gate Chardonnay 2012, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
British Columbia, Canada

$22.95 (377770)

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89 pts
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September 27, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

My first blind-tasting words: pure, mineral, structured. This under-$20 chardonnay shows so well, with its struck...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2014

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Lightly reductive in the typical Quails' Gate style, the 2012 chardonnay nonetheless stays on the right side of the...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Winemaker Nikki Callaway finished off the 2012 chardonnays and she has managed to infuse extra freshness into this...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has lifted reductive flint/matchstick and oniony nose, with lemon herbs and green apple. Toasty oak is in the...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

One of my favourite Canadian Chards, and probably the best for under $22

Description: Light gold to straw in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features medium toasted oak, lemon, pink grapefruit, honeydew melon, kiwi, dill, ginger, pineapple, hazelnuts, crème brûlée, flint and limestone. Medium body with good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Notes: Don’t over chill, as you’ll loose the essence of this wine.

Drink now or in the next 7 years on its own or pair it with Tuna Tartare on a bed of Avocado Brunoise, drizzled in Sweet & Sour Sauce, WhiteTruffle Oil and Red Caviar

Tasted: 14 Feb 2015

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9.5/10 (Clearance price: 10/10) Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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