Bachelder Wismer Vineyard #2 Foxcroft Block 2013 | Burgundy comes to Niagara
So when asked to consider a Chardonnay from Niagara, let’s say I was a bit skeptical. But hearing that “Thomas Bachelder is a Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wizard” as evidenced by his many Vivino 4.0++ scores made me curious. My first impression was ‘amazement’ that something this good came from north of the border. If you prefer unoaked Burgundian style chardonnay – Bachelder Wismer Vineyard #2 Chardonnay 2013 is your wine!
However, rather than just relying on my excitement, I shared the Bachelder Wismer Vineyard #2 Chardonnay 2013 with some wine-savvy friends. Only offering ‘what do you think’ to start the evening… Well, an initial “pretty good” evolved into “really great” as the wine opened and warmed a bit. My friends then exclaiming ‘how could this be from Niagara? I didn’t know they made wines this good? And of course – where can I buy this? Yes – this is the only place. A WBOTD Exclusive Boutique Direct find. Only $39.99 with $1 shipping on 3+.
94JG | Bachelder Wismer Vineyard #2 Chardonnay 2013 is quite lovely. Fresh and well defined with a salty, limey underpinning to the crisp apple, yellow plum, and pear fruit. While there’s a slight hint of pineapple, too. Boasting a smooth, broad, textured mid-palate, this flirts with richness but never really strays from its lean, mineral tendencies. It’s not immediately obvious or terribly complex, but it grows on you and puts on weight in the glass. Lovely stuff. Courtesy of WineAnorak.
Bachelder Wines | Oregon · Burgundy · Niagara
Bachelder is a small winery with cellars located in three of the world’s classic cool-climate Chardonnay regions: Burgundy; Oregon and Niagara. We strive to make pure, mineral wines from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, elegantly-respectful of their individual terroirs.
Winemaker Thomas Bachelder
Killer Chardonnays and Pinots are what Bachelder is all about and always has been about. As a purist in those genres, he is at the top of the class with few peers. He raises the bar for the entire region, province, and country when he pours his wines and shows the international wine community what Canada can do at the highest level of cool-climate winemaking.
“I could concentrate just on Niagara wines and be happy for the rest of my life.” “I’m not saying I’m done in Burgundy and Oregon, but it’s so good here. Niagara is hitting at a time when cool climate wines are cool,” he says.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wizard Thomas Bachelder delivers a 94 point Burgundian Chardonnay Sensation from… yes Niagara Canada!|
|Why now?||A WBOTD Exclusive Boutique Direct find. Only $39.99 with $1 shipping on 3+.|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94JG | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, Canada White Wine|
|What’s in it?||Chardonnay | ABV 13%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Fish, Poultry, White Meat, Vegetables, Shellfish, Soft Cheese|
|Drink with:||Unoaked Chardonnay Appreciative Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Great fish & seafood meals | Wine & Cheese w/Friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy – evolves through the evening – if it lasts…|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes $1 shipping|