2013 Napa Cellars Chardonnay

November 18th 2008 was my first post on CanadianWineGuy, Brett gave me some space to blog! Seven years later, it’s been a wild ride. I’m having a ball, learning lots, tasting lots and sharing with all of you. Looking forward to many more posts in the future. Thanks to Brett for giving me this space and thanks to all of you for stopping by and reading. And now … on with the wine!

Pale in color with a mild nose of apple/pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich bold chard notes including vanilla and some butterscotch along with some nice pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity and a hint of pepper. A very nice complex chard. I would give it an 89+.

From the LCBO web site:
Napa Cellars Chardonnay 2013 — VINTAGES#: 225342
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Full-bodied and generous Californian Chardonnay, with toasted almond, peach and pear notes. Finishes with peach and vanilla smoke. Produced by Folie à Deux, this robust Napa Chardonnay offers layers of tropical tree fruit aromas and freshly baked bread. Perfect for roast chicken or lobster in melted butter. Pair with: lobster with melted butter, barbecued pork, turkey burgers, beef bourguignon, linguine with clams and fennel. Drink: [now]-2018. Score – 90. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, Sept. 2014) $23.95

Release Date:October 17, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.1% Made in: California, USA By: Sutter Home Winery Sugar Content:7 g/L Style:Full-bodied & Rich
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