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ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2016 Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
Bright medium straw colour. Fairly intense, slightly cedary, spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe melon-apple-lemon nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, slightly spicy, tangy, ripe apple-lemon-melon flavours with a lingering, gently toasty finish. Has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. The recommended 2015 (**+) with 89-points was released on November 11, 2017 at $18.95. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BEST BUY - slightly reductive nose of apple and oak spice; medium-boded, dry, apple and pineapple flavors with well-integrated oak and balancing acidity. CSPC 256552
Type White Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: One of the shiniest of Ontario's shining Chardonnays, this a perennial superstar and not to be missed - especially at the price. Sourced from three parcels in the Cave Spring Vineyard from vines 32-38 years of age, it's rich and complex with impressively articulated apple, pear, apricot, vanilla, spice and a creamy, buttery finish. Long and elegant, this would be a fine option for grilled seafood or pork ribs. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2017) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 23, 2018
Cases bought 280 (12 bottles per case)

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