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Elisha's Chardonnay, 2018

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2018 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL

2018 was a warm vintage; the fruit was fully ripe with excellent concentration and high Brix, resulting in a firm, medium-bodied, full octane Chardonnay at 12.5% alcohol. Aged 9 months in French oak (plus one barrel each new Hungarian and Bulgarian oak) and bottle aged for a year before release, this is a fabulous example of Ontario Chardonnay. Concentrated heritage apple notes (think Cox's Orange Pippin, not Gala) are balanced with subtle oak tones on the nose. Suggestions of apple and barely ripe pear continue on the palate with subtle hints of lime leaves or zest. This is a steely Chard with clean edgy acidity to balance the weight of the alcohol.


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This was a featured wine in September's Wine Club package, 2021.


Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Cases Produced: 220


Appearance: Clear, bright. Pale gold core.
Nose: Vanilla, baking spice, green apple, brioche.
Palate: Medium acid, medium body. Buttery. Vanilla, pear, green apple, citrus zest, hints of baking spice.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points.


Food Pairing: Buttered popcorn, spicy California roll, roasted chicken with creamy walnut sauce, apple and brie turnovers, and pork meatballs with cranberry sauce.