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Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench Vqa 2009

Member Review by iduncant:

Although one of my favourite chardonnays, i still find it a bit oak-y for my tastes. They backed up the ol' wood chipper to this one before bottling. There is a pleasant citrus and spicy note to the nose. I recommend it as a light party wine personally. To pair with food, i would highly recommend a sweeter dish. Just to cut some of the acidity i found to be present in this one. Don't get me wrong, this is quite a pleasant wine, when i brought it out with a friend she promptly went and bought a case of the 2007 just because she loved it so much! but i feel that the spicy oak comes across a little strong in this one. I'd recommend trying the 2006 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay if you're interested in trying something a little more balanced in flavour.

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Flat Rock Cellars:
We are here at Flat Rock for two reasons. First, we’re here to make great wine. Second, we’re here to offer you a truly personal wine experience. Everything we do comes from these two basic principles. We start in the vineyard with low yields, progressive viticulture practices and hand picking and sorting the grapes. We continue inside the winery with a sexy gravity-flow design and the latest... Read more
We are here at Flat Rock for two reasons. First, we’re here to make great wine. Second, we’re here to offer you a truly personal wine experience. Everything we do comes from these two basic principles. We start in the vineyard with low yields, progressive viticulture practices and hand picking and sorting the grapes. We continue inside the winery with a sexy gravity-flow design and the latest in wine making equipment from around the world. But that’s just the tip of it. You see, it’s no fun for us if you aren’t enjoying yourself. So you’ll find an infectious sense of fun and lack of pretension at Flat Rock. We love what we do and we want to share that sense of wonder about the mysteries of the vine. From the tasting bar to our wine education programs – it’s all about getting you involved. Founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench – Flat Rock is perched on a gently rolling slope studded with vines. The winery building is a quirky, glass encased, hexagonal masterpiece that‘s distinctive and fun. From here you can enjoy our crowning glory, the breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto. Look closely at our logo and you’ll see the image of a woman holding a basket of grapes. To us, she is the embodiment of winemaking. Our predominant colour is red because it is not only the colour of wine, but also of passion; and we are nothing if not passionate about winemaking! The rocks that are the geological foundation of the winery and are found throughout the property are the roots of our Flat Rock Cellars name. Read less

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Snooth User: iduncant
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Vintage: 2007 09/13/2010

Although one of my favourite chardonnays, i still find it a bit oak-y for my tastes. They backed up the ol' wood chipper to this one before bottling. There is a pleasant citrus and spicy note to the nose. I recommend it as a light party wine personally. To pair with food, i would highly recommend a sweeter dish. Just to cut some of the acidity i found to be present in this one. Don't get me wrong, this is quite a pleasant wine, when i brought it out with a friend she promptly went and bought a case of the 2007 just because she loved it so much! but i feel that the spicy oak comes across a little strong in this one. I'd recommend trying the 2006 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay if you're interested in trying something a little more balanced in flavour.




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