Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2014, VQA Prince Edward County

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$29.00 (148866)

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91 pts
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August 20, 2016

Critic Reviews (7)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A terrifically lean, tight and stony vintage for the CCV chardonnay, the first for which new winemaker Keith Tyers...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Keith Tyers' follow-up to the tour de force that was the hypnotizing 2013 is a step forward in the vineyard's...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The 2014 vintage of this popular chardonnay from Prince Edward County is much leaner and more vibrant than we have...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Give this expressive wine airtime, decant, or open hours in advance. Attractively reductive in style, with eraser,...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

The combination of white fruit, floral notes and flint is certainly a signature of this vineyard, one of the oldest...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2016.

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite intense, complex County chardonnay with lifted smoky, flinty and oniony "reduction" along with lemony...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Highly aromatic nose of smoke, apple, orchard fruit and some tartness. The palate is medium+ bodied and creamy with spiced, toasty aroma replays. Acids are very good and well-balanced. Excellent length on the finish. Tasted Apr/2016.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

This wine is all about lemon butter. It's lean not fat and fresh and light instead of heavy. Shows woodsy vanilla on the nose with pure lemon juice and lemon butter on the palate. Did I mention lemon...yes very lemony.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A leaner citric Chard

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features lightly butter toasted oak, lemon, green & yellow apples, pear, dill, kumquat, kiwi, marzipan, oak spice. Medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: The finish has an overripe citric taste

Interesting Note: Don’t over chill this Chard as the cold will mask some of its nuances

Drink now or in 2-3 years on its own or pair it with Veal Piccata with Angel Hair and Parmigiana-Reggiano.

Tasted: 8 September 2016

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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