Sunday, July 30, 2006

More July Whites(1): Canada Chard,

'NCT' WINERY WARREN CLASSIC 'PIEKAN VINEYARD' CHARDONNAY 2004 VQA, Niagara, Canada, 14.2% XD, Winery $27.95 (Retasted July 30, 2006)

My notes: Purchased at the College and last tasted April, 2006 (see Archives) this white has changed a little since and it's all good. An oaky wild clover nose modestly representing the buttery, caramel, pear and melon flavours balanced with a soft acid to follow. Wonderful to sip and then to appreciate the lingering honeyed melon finish. Great with any seafood, pork, ham, crab or, better yet, lobster entrees. Be aware of dregs when pouring the last sips. Should cellar for several years increasing its buttery texture. At first I thought this overpriced but this is an outstanding oaked chardonnay worth every penny.

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