The first of our Wines Under $10 blog theme, this month comes from Peller Estates Winery: Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay 2013.

With what I would say is one of the nicest winery restaurants in the Niagara region, Peller Estates has been in the business of making wine for over 50 years in Canada, coast to coast. In its repertoire are some remarkable wines, especially their award winning Cuvèe. Of their Family Series Chardonnay 2013, the wine-makers state that the wine is,

Hand-tended, grown and harvested from premium vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula.

Of the Peller owned brands are some clear notables and other Canadian wineries and groups you’ll recognize; Sandhill, Trius Winery, Wayne Gretzky Estates and more.

On colour, the Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay 2013, hold remarkably crisp wheat like hue. On the nose, an aromatic essence of lemon, pear and light herb are noted. I could not help but think that its scent reminded me of a childhood candy that I could not quite place.  On the palate, you’ll find light acidity, a short to medium finish, some oak and minerality.

The Peller Estates Family Series Chardonnay 2013 is not a complex wine and not what I would call a typical Chardonnay from the Niagara region. It does, however, remind me of the wines often turned to by banquet halls for their general gatherings, and therefore fairly common in our marketplace.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $9.95.

We gave this wine a score of 1.75 out of 5.