LCBO Sale Wine of the Week: November 8

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve 2016 Chardonnay (California)

Sale $17.95, Regular $19.95
Discount (until November 26): $2.00
Vintages #369686 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: A bright, fresh fruit salad, perhaps with a touch of Cointreau.
Pairs with: Grilled white meats, white pizza, mac and cheese, chicken sandwich. Good sipper, too.
Good for: Dressing up or down: the price is right, and this wine can do fancy or casual with ease.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: Now to 2019.

Why we're drinking this
This is one of the LCBO’s most popular wines. While Kendall-Jackson is a massive company, their priorities are in the right place when it comes to winemaking, not to mention environmental stewardship. Over the years, this wine has morphed from the rich buttery bomb it used to be to the elegant, lighter and more complex wine represented by this vintage. It’s a good buy at regular price; a great buy for two bucks off.

Tasting note
There’s serious elegance here. Pretty, delicate, perfumed nose. Generous fresh orange, apple and citrus notes with a touch of white flower. Some prominent honeysuckle and sweet vanilla. The acidity is quite lively and refreshing. A good sipper, but also nice with grilled white meats or a white pizza.

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