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THE SILVER LINE CHARDONNAY 2016 Niagara Stone Road Vineyard, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer G. MARQUIS
Bright medium straw colour. Spicy, gently smoky, lemon meringue nose. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, slightly baked lemon-melon-apple flavours with a lingering, crisp, faintly smoky, cedary finish. Has 13% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. Better than the 2015 (**) released on February 4, 2017 at $17.95. TONY ASPLER / 88-points / BUY - Floral, apple nose with a toasty oak and barnyard note; medium-bodied, dry, spicy-clovey, apple flavour with evident oak on the finish. CSPC 258681
Type White Table Wine
Agent Kir Woo
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Toasty, Spicy, Lemon
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The focus of a single-vineyard, the warmth of a vintage and the richesse of the barrel are all to blame for the Silver Line's step in a fortuitous direction. The heat followed the freeze (with less than obvious transitions in between) and it's almost as if chardonnay like this needed to stand up and be counted in 2016. G. Marquis makes it happen, with tannic, extracted and juicy tart character atop green apple fruit. This carries real spice, smoke and length. Drink 2017-2021. Score - 88 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Sept. 6, 2017) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 6, 2018
Cases bought 203 (12 bottles per case)

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