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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky
2020 No.99 , Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 13%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Wayne Gretzky
2020 No.99 , Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 13%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied apples, flaky croissant, and plantains with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish that shows notes of hints of brown butter and cinnamon-toasted croissant with moderate oak flavor. An oaky Chardonnay that hits the spot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: candied apples, flaky croissant, and plantains
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hints of brown butter and cinnamon-toasted croissant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An oaky Chardonnay that hits the spot.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

87 Conviction 2018 The Industrialist, Sovereign Opal, Okanagan Valley 12.1% (Canada) $12.18.
87 Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Malbec, Canada 14% (Canada) $6.80.
BR Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $6.80. - Bronze Medal
87 Good Natured 2020 Crisp, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
BR Good Natured 2020 Fresh White Blend, Vidal Blanc, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Good Natured 2020 Merlot Gamay Noir, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
90 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 White, Okanagan Valley 12.4% (Canada) $11.73.
85 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 Rosè, Okanagan Valley 12% (Canada) $11.73.
89 No Boats on Sunday Hopped Cider 5% (Canada) $3.00.
87 No Boats on Sunday NS Cider 5.3% (Canada) $3.00.
90 No Boats on Sunday BC Cider 5% (Canada) $10.00.
90 Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12.2% (Canada) $22.75.
87 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $15.00.
89 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Winemaker’s White Blend, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $10.00.
87 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $9.00.
BR Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Rosé Light, Niagara Peninsula VQA 9% (Canada) $11.00.
85 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Baco Noir, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $10.00.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Pinot Grigio, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
86 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Sauvignon Blanc, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
BR Peller Family Vineyards NV Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53. - Bronze Medal
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $9.04.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $9.04.
89 Small Mercy NV Upbeat White Blend, Ontario 11.5% (Canada) $8.00.
BR Small Mercy NV Easy Going Red Blend, Ontario 12% (Canada) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Trius 2020 Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $12.00.
89 Trius 2020 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $14.00.
85 Trius 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.8% (Canada) $12.00.
87 Trius 2020 Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11.2% (Canada) $11.00.
88 Trius 2020 Late Autumn Off Dry, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $12.00.
85 Trius 2020 Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% (Canada) $13.00.
BR Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No. 23, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00.
87 Waltzing Matilda 2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $16.75.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2018 No. 99 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12% (Canada) $15.75. - Bronze Medal
90 Wayne Gretzky Premium Rye Lager, Ontario 5% (Canada)
87 Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale, Ontario 5% (Canada)
86 Wayne Gretzky Session Ale 4% (Canada)
94 Wayne Gretzky Hazy IPA 6% (Canada)
89 Wayne Gretzky Hazy Pilsner 4.7% (Canada)
89 Wayne Gretzky Premium Rye Lager, British Columbia 5% (Canada)
92 Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale, British Columbia 5% (Canada)
86 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99, Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $11.00.
89 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 , Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $11.00.
86 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $13.00.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 , Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Cabernet Merlot, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Baco Noir, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $12.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.