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Chardonnay Estate VQA by Cave Spring Vineyard 2016 (SAVE $60/CASE)

Chardonnay Estate VQA

by Cave Spring Vineyard 2016 (SAVE $60/CASE)

Producer : Cave Spring Vineyard

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Rich Fish, Vegetables, White Meat

Tasting Notes

Bottle Price Was: $24.95
Bottle Price Now: $19.95 (SAVE $5/BOTTLE)

Case Price Was: $299.40
Case Price Now: $239.40 (SAVE $60/CASE)

Spectacular value on this double 90 point, back vintage Niagara wine.  Properly treated, high quality fruit leads this elegant, light sytle of Chardonnay.  Aromas of baked apple and honeyed melon finish with slight spice and toasty oak. 

"Masterfully made: great value too. A well-rounded, balanced Niagara Chardonnay: not heavy or wimpy, just right. Toasted almond and golden apple aromas. Nice mouth-feel. Pair with roast turkey or chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, corn dishes, pork, fried chicken, almonds, brie, camembert."

90 points - Natalie McLean, March 2019

"The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is a blend of grapes form three vineyards parcels at Cave Spring Vineyards, ranging from 32 to 38 years of age. This is a ripe yet dialed-in expression of Chardonnay, which shows the warmth of the vintage but doesn't lose its brightness or purity. Thoughtful management in the cellar called for 50/50 blend of tank and barrel fermented lots, with 20 percent new French oak and an 80/20 mix of selected and indigenous yeast strains. It calls to mind some of the more showy Cave Spring vintages from the past - 2003, 2007 and 2010 - but with more harmony and lengths. Drink now to 2024."

90 points - Chris Waters, Waters On Wine, December 2018


Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Cave Spring Vineyard
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 13.5% alc./vol.
Style Rich and toasty whites
Vintage 2016
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Food Pairing Rich Fish, Vegetables, White Meat
Descriptors Fruity
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Oaked
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Price of Case $239.40

The Producer

Cave Spring Vineyard

For Cave Spring Vineyard, the compounding effect of four decades of carefully considered decisions has earned the winery the reputation of a proud pioneer, brave enough to try new things, and patient enough to await the rewards revealed with every passing vintage.Their evolution was guided by the selection of the cool-climate varieties to the rigorous commitment to sustainability, the utilization of exclusively indigenous yeasts and neutral oak in the cellars, and the constant crusade for more demanding industry standards.

Recalling the joy his father and son had found tapping into their rural Italian roots to revive a small vineyard in the 1960s, John Pennachetti Sr knew that the original abandoned orchard set against the Niagara Escarpment’s limestone cliffs had the potential to be something so much more for his family. Today, more than four decades after John and his sons took a chance and planted some of Niagara’s first Riesling and Chardonnay vines on that plot of land, Cave Spring Vineyard serves as a constant reminder of the good things that can happen when the past is honoured in forging a new future.


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