16 Mile Cellar 2014 Civility Chardonnay
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
This is a sophisticated Niagara Chardonnay with a tightly focused and fresh character that truly delights. A blend of Little Vineyard (85 percent) with Chardonnay purchased from another Beamsville Bench site, this is a refined white wine with terrific tension between the acidity, sweetness and alcohol. Fermented and aged for 19 months in French oak, it's marked by attractive leesy notes, with a pleasingly creamy texture. This is deliciously integrated right now, but the best is yet to come. Drink now to 2024. 80 cases.