2012 rebel chardonnay

Only Available at select Vintages LCBO - Release Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 (LCBO page - click here)

Gold Medal Winner for Post City Magazine Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Under $20 at 2016 Ontario Wine Awards

Technical Information

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vineyard: 40% Foxcroft, 50% Henry of Pelham, 10% Little

Appellation: Niagara Peninsula

VQA: Yes

Vintages LCBO: 485243

Alcohol: 13.7%

Retail: $19.95

Licensee: $16.87 + HST

Tasting Notes

Our 2012 Rebel Chardonnay is loaded with ripe white fruits of apple, pear, lemon and apricot, and also includes notes of French oak- vanilla and toasty characters.

The entry is rich with plenty of peach and citrus flavors.  It then opens up to a gorgeous creamy texture complemented with complex nuances of mineral, smoke, toast and limestone, adding up to a medium bodied wine with fresh acidity and a textured, lengthy finish. 

2012 Rebel Chardonnay Reviews

Tony Aspler | Rating: 90pts | Review Date: February 16, 2017

A Gold medal winner at the Ontario Wine Awards 2016. Deep straw in colour with a green tint; apple nose with a spicy oak note; medium to full-bodied, dry, minerally, apple, orange and peach flavours; beautifully balanced with lively acidity.  Rich and full on the palate with great length. Food match: roast chicken; pork dishes

Michael Pinkus | Rating: ****+ | Review Date: August 10, 2015

"16 Mile Cellar may have won the Ontario Wine Award with their 2011 Civility Chardonnay but the one’s they have in the pipe-line are looking like real winners too.  Take this 2012 Rebel, considered their “lower end” but it has such high end flavours and aromas: coconut, apple, peach and clarified butter aromas greet the nose leading to a silky palate full of peach, apple, butter, gentle spice and burnt meringue all backed by good acidity for balance.  That’s a whole lotta love for under 20 bucks."

Jason Solanki | Rating: 88+pts | Review Date: May 20, 2015

"Medium intensity aromatics showing butterscotch, sweet vanilla, pineapple and pear notes. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled with nice aroma replays and a chalky texture. Balanced acids. Finish is long and clean, with touches of oak. This really opened up in the glass as it warmed with air."

16 Mile Cellar | Rating: n/a | Review Date: March 2015

"Our 2012 Rebel Chardonnay is medium bodied, well balanced and focused.  It has great length, is rich with notes of vanilla and tropical fruits and has good oak integration."