Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2014, VQA Prince Edward County

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$28.95 (148866)

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November 11, 2017

Critic Reviews (8)

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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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Fresh but expansive, this lightly nutty chardonnay has shaken off the shakles of austerity and has begun to blossom....

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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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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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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

Quite particular and controversial flavours here as this wine matures. It has a very intense nose of rancid butter,...

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Community Reviews (6)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Subtle vanilla-honey aromatics from the noticeably short cork. Medium-high aromatics on the nose with smoky buttered popcorn, lemon, apple, vanilla and a touch reductive. Complex aroma replays on the smooth, medium-bodied palate, and slightly nutty and mineral notes, Juicy, well-balanced acids and a nice mineral texture. The finish is long and fine with hints of coffee flavours. Tasted Dec/2016.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Tasted in 2016: A leaner citric Chard. In 2017 re: tested and much better. Flavours coming out, such as creme brûlée 

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 and 22 October 2017

Score: (in 2016: 8.5+/10), (in 2017: 9+/10)  Value: (in 2016: 8.5/10), (in 2017 price has gone down $1 : 9/10)  Total: (in 2016: 17+/20) (in 2017: 18+/20)

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+ (in 2017: 4+ out of 5)

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David Brodati
David Brodati

This Chard needs time in the glass to open and for a strong reductive sluphur, onion aroma to dissipate. With time a really nice PEC Chard emerges. Notes of apple, pear, citrus, white flower, ginger, honey and minerality emerge. Vibrant acidity and medium bodied creaminess provide structure to the unfolding complexity of aromas. Excellent length seals the deal for a 90 rating. This will get better in the bottle, so if you have a few be patient and save some for three years down the road. Dec. 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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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

A lean, minerally chard from Closson Chase. Plenty of tart lemon flavour along with some green apple. Oak is very well judged, only playing a supporting role. This wine impressed more the longer it sat in the glass (perhaps a function of being served a bit too cold, perhaps it simply needed some air). The finish is quite long. I do wish that they would have spent a few extra cents on a decent cork. After all, this is nearly a $30 wine (though I picked it up for about $22 on sale). Drink over the next year as I don't think that the cork will hold out longer term. Tasted Oct 2017

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