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May 21st is Chardonnay Day!

You know what that means… Your wine angels finally have an excuse to {actually} be #HardForChard

Finding the perfect Chardonnay is like finding the perfect pair of jeans and every woman knows how hard that is. But the reward of finding that perfect fit is totally worth it. You can count on a good Chardonnay the same way you can count on a good pair of jeans. They make a statement, fit like a boss and are always there when you need a comfortable fit.  Read on for our top Chardonnay recommends below, and get your Chard on!

chateau-des-charmes-barrel-fermented-chardonnay-vqaChâteau des Charmes Barrel Fermented Chardonnay VQA 

TASTING NOTE: Bright yellow gold colour; smoky melon, apple fruit with earthy/mineral notes; medium-full bodied with smoky, rich fruit flavours with earthy notes;balanced acidity on the long finish. via: LCBO

Find it for $14.95 at the LCBO here!

southbrook-triomphe-chardonnay-2014Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2014 

TASTING NOTE: Really barrel forward presentation in the Triomphe ’14, more so than expected but with such levels of fruit, reduction and texture the relationship will not suffer. Lemon butter and thyme flowers with a slight popping corn elevation. It’s a bit malo-oak-lees weighted at this time but with 12-18 months of sun-setting integration the settling will lead to three years of terrific Ontario Chardonnay pleasure. Good winemaking. Just be patient. Drink 2017-2021. Score – 90. (Michael Godel, winealign.com, March 10, 2016) via LCBO 

Find it for $22.95 at the LCBO here!

ghost-pines-chardonnay-winemakers-blendGhost Pines Chardonnay Winemaker’s Blend

TASTING NOTE: Pale straw colour; intense oak, vanilla and butterscotch nose with some pear and tropical fruit on the palate followed by a medium-long, sweet vanilla finish via LCBO

Find it for $16.95 at the LCBO here!

eastdell-chardonnay-vqaEastDell Chardonnay VQA

This chardonnay is crisp and fresh with bright aromas of peach, honeydew melon, and citrus on the nose. The palate is well-balanced and dry with a light to medium body and flavours of apple, pear, honeysuckle and a hint of wet stone mineral character followed by a crisp and refreshing finish via LCBO

Find it for $13.95 at the LCBO here!

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