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SAUNDERS VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2015 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BACHELDER
Bright medium straw colour. Gently spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe lemon puree nose with some slight cedary, mineral-tinged notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, spicy, baked lemon-apple flavours with a lingering, somewhat cedary, fairly high acid finish. Ready-to-drink. The first bottle had some vinegar notes. Has 13% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar. Not up to the 2013 (***) that was released on October 14, 2017 at $44.95. CSPC 324103
Type White Table Wine
Agent Sch Age
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **(87.5 points)
Mature, Baked, Spicy
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: The 2015 vintage was a strong for Niagara, and for this winery in particular! Toasted almond on the nose and palate of this medium-bodied Niagara Chardonnay. Judicious use of oak aging. White apricot and chalky dry finish. Pair with roasted chicken. Drink: 2018-2023. Score - 91 (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, April 20, 2018) Price $ 44.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 29, 2018
Cases bought 48 (12 bottles per case)

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