The Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay is refined and elegant and we like to enhance that style in the cellar. This Chardonnay delivers fresh apple, pear and spice aromas and flavors. The finish is graceful with light spice notes, which are a result of the
restrained French oak treatment.
Pair with salmon, crab cakes, pork.
"Polished, fragrant and appealing for its lively pineapple, pear and lemongrass flavors, persisting nicely on the vibrant finish. Drink now."
"The 2008 Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate was partially fermented with native yeasts in 50% new French oak. It was aged in barrel for 10 months sur lie with stirring and went through full malolactic. Medium gold-colored, it gives up an attractive bouquet of buttered popcorn, minerals, poached pear, lemon zest, and baking spices. Smooth textured, mouth-filling, and impeccably balanced, this Chardonnay over-delivers for its modest price."
The Wine Advocate