2027 Cellars Aberdeen Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine diplays some lovely fruit, apple and pear to match the nose. This is well done! On the medium length finish the wine some nice oaky notes along with some lovely dryness and vanilla. This is a lovely smooth well made chard, but one you need to be super careful with in terms of temperature. Too cold and you will think it’s light and crisp as the LCBO describe it. Let it warm up and some very nice complexity comes to light. I would give this an 88-89. The price is creaping up there but it is quite good. Yumm. As usual, perfect pairing is scallops but be gentle this wine is subtle. A lot of the complexities are best appreciated when sipped on it’s own. Niagara can make some lovely chards and this is definitely one of them. It’s from the Beamsville Bench.

From the LCBOs web site:
2027 Cellars Aberdeen Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 — VINTAGES#: 472241
STYLE – Light & Crisp
Spice box, Key lime and persimmon aromas herald a mid-weight splendidly textured, medium-weight mouthful of tangy lemon-lime yoghurt, poached pear and spice-laden peach skin. This is crowd-friendly and delicious with all moving parts in synch – excellent tang balanced with ripe fruit, firm structure juxtaposed with soft creamy texture, striking individual aromas and flavours tempered with a lingering, pleasing finish and aftertaste. It’s like meeting up and spending time with an old friend. Score – 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Jan. 18, 2016) $30.00
Release Date:November 26, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 12.8% Made in:Ontario, Canada By:2027 Cellars Ltd.Sugar Content: 2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra DryStyle: Light & Crisp

A little about 2027:
You won’t find 2027 Cellars on a wine route map
Research and his international experience led Kevin to establish 2027 Cellars – a virtual winery. What is a virtual winery you ask? Essentially, it is a winery within a winery. By sharing space & equipment at Featherstone Estate Winery where he is the assistant winemaker, Kevin has made a business arrangement with Featherstone’s owners – David Johnson & Louise Engel – to make wines at their facility under a different brand and name. This enables Kevin to realize his dream of his own winery with low capital costs and also allows for Kevin to cultivate and harvest grapes from select mature vineyards owned by other wineries or grape growers in distinct Niagara sub-appellations. This approach underlies Kevin’s philosophy of winemaking – to meticulously manage the vineyards so that his small batch of handcrafted wines express the unique varietal character and distinct terroir of each vineyard. You will see what we mean when you have a sip of the outstanding wines in this month’s Savvy Selections. For starters, you will notice that the labels identify the vineyard name where Kevin sourced the grapes for the specific wine. (From a post dated 2013).

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