Tawse, Quarry Road Vineyard, Chardonnay, Vinemount Ridge VQA, Ontario, 2011, 13% abv. C$34.95

tawse 4Irony of ironies, although I live in Canada, it’s almost impossible for me to purchase a wine grown and produced in Ontario living here on BC’s west coast.

This was picked up during a trip to the Niagara region in March 2015.  The Vinemount Ridge VQA is a sub-appellation and 2011 was a cool vintage.tawse 5

The wine is a shade a light lemon and has a nose of citrus and Granny Smith apple with caramel and oak.

The palate is dry with average acidity, more green apple, lemon butter, toffee and yes, oak, lots of oak.

A WSET Good wine – extremely heavy wood makes the elegant fruit difficult to enjoy.


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