REVIEW: 2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Estate Bottled

Wednesday, January 22
Steve Thurlow

A juicy well made chardonnay with just enough oak maturation to add complexity and structure without adding too much unnecessary flavour. Expect aromas of apple and pineapple fruit with lemon, salt and butter tones plus subtle oak spice. It is midweight and finely balanced with very good to excellent length. Great value. Best 2014 to 2016. Try with sauteed veal in a lemon butter sauce.  

Rating: 89 points and one of Steve's "Top 50 Value Picks"

Price: $13.95

You can purchase this wine at the LCBO, at CdC's two retail boutiques in Toronto and Ottawa, at the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake and on line.