Havens Reserve Oakville Chardonnay 2013, Oakville, Napa Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$22.95 (396259)

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April 04, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This is a barrel-driven, parlous toasted Oakville Chardonnay made of ultra-rich fruit and more barrel, in spice and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Very sweet, oaky concoction, syrupy. Almost undrinkable. Tasted March 2015.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A bombastic Chard, & not for the faint at heart

Description: Old gold in colour with an intense nose. This wine features lots of oak, ripe mango and pineapple, candy caramel covered apple (reminds me of the EX – Canadian Exhibition), crème brûlée and a touch of Grand Marnier soufflé. Full body average to good acidity and a fairly long length with the alcohol, a whopping 15.1%, is well integrated.

Negatives: More bark than bite.

Interesting Note: So the professional in me knows that this wine is lacking in the execution, but I am still intrinsically drawn to the flavour profile, especially with the food pairing.

Drink now or in the next 10 years (the fruit may come to the fore front) on its own or pair it with Snow Crab.

Tasted: 14 Dec 2015

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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