Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2012

Pale in color with a nice nose of pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some bold fruit flavors, pear and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vanilla, butterscotch and oaky notes. There some lively acidity and minerality as well. As the wine built in the mouth I noticed a subtle metal taste that coated my teeth and lingered. By the end of the bottle this was quite prominent. I would give this wine an 87-88. The back of the bottle indicates the wine is a very small lot, 296 cases, and that the oak from the barrels was grown close to the winery. Neat …

From the LCBO web site:
Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2012 VINTAGES#: 149302
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
How much more Canadian can you get then this: Canadian grapes, aged in Canadian oak, using indigenous (wild) yeast. Sounds like home to me. Wine spends 12 months in 25% new oak and has become quite an exciting wine in the process. Nose is butterscotch, vanilla and coconut husk; palate proves just as exciting with coconut, butterscotch, sweet banana skin and a nice toasty-ness. Ballsy use of oak has given spiciness to the finish and the acidity balances out the apparent sweetness … this one is still young so the fruit should emerge within a year or two. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Michael Pinkus, ontariowinereview.com, Sept. 2014) $21.95

Release Date:December 6, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Featherstone Estate Winery Sugar Content:12 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Rich

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