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Sunday, February 14, 2010
TASTING: Feb 5, 2010 -- Ontario Chardonnay: Seriously Cool Tasting
The Time and Date: Friday, February 5, 2010
The Event: a tasting of "Ontario Chardonnay: Seriously Cool Tasting".
The Venue: LCBO, Scrivener Square
The Target Audience: Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
The Availability/Catalogue: just about all wines are available, except for most of the Library wines.
The Quote/Background: Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Winery had organized a tasting of Ontario chardonnay wines in London, UK. He needed a tasting panel to choose the wines through a blind process. He offered most of these wines to the WWCC for a special tasting (not blind). They were arranged by flight, from the stainless through the woodies, with a special flight of older library wines.
The Wines: These rankings reflect my own personal tastes. Two wines were corked, one library wine had a faulty cork, and two non-library wines had evidence of madeirization.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Coyote's Run Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2008 Niagara, $14.95
-Chateau des Charmes Chardonnay Musque Estate Bottled 2008, $16.95