Do you believe in wine destiny? I do. My boyfriend and I recently had a housewarming in our new home, and everyone kindly brought wine and champagne. Our friends know me, I mean us, very well: they know we love wine and they know about my wine site, of course.
At any rate, my friend Matt brought me a bottle of 2027 Cellars - a winery I had never heard of. This was a VQA Chardonnay. Ontario makes great Chardonnays - rich, buttery and lively Chardonnays. Needless to say, I was really excited to dive into this one.
The Wine: 2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2014
The Price: $22.95
The Grape: Chardonnay
The Region: Ontario
Before cracking the bottle open I did some research on 2027 Cellars and found out it is a virtual winery - meaning that the winery itself doesn't have a brick and mortar store or vineyard. Winemaker Kevin Panagapka makes his wine out of Feartherstone winery, where he is an assistant winemaker. 2027 uses the facilities at Featherstone and sources small single vineyards for the grapes themselves. Featherstone is an excellent winery and I love knowing more great wine is being made there.
After reading about 2027 I had high hopes and this bottle did not disappoint.
This is a damn good Chardonnay - one that was made for Chardonnay lovers like myself.
There are hints of spice and caramel on the nose. The flavours are buttery and rich - maybe the reason why I like Chardonnay so much is because it reminds me of fresh baked bread slathered in butter.
As it warms up in the glass the lemon flavours you find in traditional Chardonnays start to appear. This is a classic Chardonnay but with hidden layers and depths; the more I drink the more I enjoy it.
Needless to say, I will absolutely be drinking this wine again.
Until next time - happy wining!