Paul Forget, Ontario, Canada

2009 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is 100% estate grown fruit, barrel fermented, in French oak (15% new) for 18 months with alcohol coming in at 14%. Straw yellow in color, this Chardonnay opens up with aromas of pear, peach, pineapple, lime zest, toasty and roasted nuts. On the palate, medium bodied, lean in the mouth with a slightly sweet and creamy texture with fresh acidity. Very nice length on the finish, with a mix of citrus/ripe tree fruit and refreshing acidity. What you get from Dog Point Chardonnay 2009 is elegance and a great deal of finesse. And yes, a New Zealand white wine with a cork closure. Strongly recommended. 92/100


The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

2008 Chardonnay

The 2008 Chardonnay was fermented in oak with 100% indigenous yeast and a small portion of new oak. No malolactic occurred. It presents a seriously intense, tropical fruit nose, with notes of green guava, under-ripe pineapple, cedar, orange blossom, oatmeal and apricot kernel and a touch of sulphides. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, there's a great backbone of very crisp acid running the length of the palate, finishing long and chalky. Delicious now, it has the capacity to develop and cellar to 2016. 91/100