Moray Tawse, the owner of Tawse winery in Vineland, made the cover of Britain’s prestigious Decanter Magazine with his Tawse Estate Chardonnay 2011. Moray purchased the old Thomas & Vaughan winery in Beamsville in 2009 and renamed it Redstone. The 2011 Chardonnay from the Redstone property has just been released at Vintages at $18.95. Light straw in colour, it has a spicy pear bouquet with vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, dry and elegant, it’s beautifully balanced with great length. Perfect for chicken or fish dishes. That’s Redstone Chardonnay 2011 from Ontario at Vintages. ($18.95, Vintages #398966)
2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value. That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark. This is an excellent showing from Redstone. There is a great balance of pear, peach and citrus that is perfectly intertwined with nice vanilla and subtle gingerbread spice on the finish. This will make a great match to creamy pasta dishes and roasted chicken.
David’s Lawrason calls the Gold Medal winner at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada: the best red in the short history of Redstone.
2011 REDSTONE CHARDONNAY – SILVER
2010 SYRAH- REDSTONE VINEYARD – SILVER
2010 REDSTONE MERITAGE – HONOURS
2010 RESERVE CABERNET FRANC – HONOURS
2011 RESERVE CHARDONNAY – HONOURS
2010 MERLOT-REDSTONE VINEYARD – HONOURS
2013 REDSTONE ROSÉ – HONOURS
2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC – LIMESTONE VINEYARD – HONOURS