CASING THE COUNTY

David Lawrason, our resident expert, selects five fabulous, under- the- radar wines to bring back by the dozen

Toronto Life Magazine,  July 2012 (pg. 80)

Exultet Estates 2010 The Blessed Chardonnay $35 / 90 points

Gerry Spinosa and his family planted their first vines behind an old cheese factory in 2004.  Their ethereal chardonnay has already won two gold medals at the Ontario Wine Awards.  The texture is delicate and silky; spicy oak, nutmeg and resin need a year of aging to integrate with the ripe peach and honey flavours.  1106-112 Royal Rd., Milford, 613-476-1052.