2005 Creekside Estate Winery Laura White
Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Peninsula VQA
Wine Rating: 88
This is another bottle from our trip back in April to the Niagara Peninsula wine country. I continue to be amused that I wasn’t aware of these wines, and amazed at their quality. This is a hidden jewel! Creekside Estate Winery (not to be confused with Creek Side Winery in North Carolina) was one of my favorites. It’s unusual that there are two winemakers here that work in concert with one another — Canadian Rob Power and Australian Craig McDonald. There is definitely an Aussie influence that McDonald contributes to these wines. We’ll most certainly be heading back to Canada for some more of this experience!
The Laura White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (49%), Chardonnay (48%), and Viognier(3%). It’s a good choice to drink on a perfect Spring or Summer evening with grilled salmon. The nose is light with hints of field grass and pale wildflowers, apples and lemon peel. The chardonnay adds depth to the palate that presents with green apple, pears, and hints of peach (probably from the Viognier). Soft oak undertones. Finished with a bit of a stemmy taste, but not off-putting. Nice warm-day sipper.
$15.61 [US] Purchased at the Creekside Estate Winery