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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, fairly tangy, ripe apple-lemon-melon purée flavours with a lingering, gently toasty finish. Ready-to-drink. The first bottle presented had some cork taint (TCA) notes. This REPEAT has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points / BUY - Slightly reductive nose of apple and oak spice; medium-boded, dry, apple and pineapple flavors with well-integrated oak and balancing acidity. The recommended 2016 (**/**+) was released on June 23, 2018 at $18.95. CSPC 256552
Type White Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Smooth, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is a quite fine, elegant lighter style of chardonnay with well meshed apple, spice and citrus front and centre, and oak well in the background - a style Ontario can do well, and should do more often. It is very well balanced and well fruited with a hint of sweetness upfront but a dry clean finish. Very good length. Score - 89 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, June 14, 2018) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 24, 2018
Cases bought 327 (12 bottles per case)

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