2011 Peninsula Ridge Inox Chard

I love going down to Niagara, and love the restaurant at Peninsula Ridge. It’s an old farm house with some lovely elegant charm.

Bias up front, I’m rarely a fan of unoaked chards. I prefer oaked ones. And prefer them California in style, buttery and creamy.

Pale in color with a mild nose of pear and some minerality. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with minerality and pear coming through and living on in the medium length finish. There’s some mild acidity on the finish and some nice mouth grip living on nicely! Given this is a $13.75 bottle of wine this is a good deal. I would give it an 88-89. Nicely done!

From the winery’s web site:
2011 Unoaked Inox Chardonnay, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $13.75 / 750 ml Available general list at the LCBO # 594200.
Ripe pear and apricot/peach jam on the nose. Mouthfilling texture with ripe pear and a long mineral finish. – See more at: http://www.peninsularidge.com/our_wines.htm#sthash.PNLTevtv.dpuf

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