Flat Rock Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2007, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$35.20 (198812)

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89 pts
5
April 30, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

The nose is advanced with lightly caramelized oak and fruit flavours, though the palate shows very fine depth,...

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David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This is a big, powerful, yellow-gold chardonnay with a blast of oak resin, coconut, clove and waxy pineapple/star...

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

A fragrant, caramelized nose showing some minerality and good quality French oak. Fruit is quite delicate and is...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: What a nice wine showing lemon/lime, ginger, apple, medium toasted oak, buttery biscuit, roasted marshmallow, mango, pineapple & limestone. Medium to full body, good acidity, long length, balanced & complex. Not your typical Ontario Chard having tropical notes with medium alcohol & I love that.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: 1. Use the larger Chard glass that would go with California or Australian Chards. I tried it in a cool climate Chard glass & the bitterness really came out. 2. Screw cap. 3. I like the minimalist label.

Drink now or cellar it for another 2-3 years. Drink on its own or pair it with lobster & drawn butter.

Tasted: 21 Dec 11.

Top Pick, Price Not Withstanding

Best Buy on sale price of $24.70.

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

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

Deep yellow tinged with golden hues. This richly textured wine has a bouquet of white peach, spiced pear, grilled pineapple and butterscotch, matched equally with powerful toasted oak scents that have a moderately resinous quality. Creamy and lush, it is weighty and full, ending with a round finish.

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