The 2018 vintage was a warm season which allowed us to pick on September 18. The grapes were gently whole cluster pressed (separated by Clone), allowed to settle in chilled tanks over night. The juice was then racked into barrels; Clone 96- five barriques, where the juice underwent spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Three barriques were skillfully blended into the Senchuk Vineyard Chardonnay, which left two neutral barriques (3+ yr old barrels) that melded beautiful together, Clone 96. We aged this chardonnay in barrel on lees without stirring for 16 Months. It was bottled in March 2020.
The Clone 96 showcases the beautiful characteristics of one clone from one vineyard. This wine has incredible depth on the nose that slowly evolves, keeping an interest in seeing what else will appear. The nose encompasses grilled lemons and toasted almonds with a sprinkling of sea salt. The palate compliments the nose but enhances that experience of this wine. With a rich and creamy texture followed by a delightful saline quality, this wine has that perfect balance of richness and brightness. The wet stone/mineral base is surrounded by delectable lemon curd and baking spices such as cardamom and cinnamon. This wine will age well over the next 8+ years. Drink with roasted turkey, hazelnut crusted halibut, and soft white cheeses. Cheers!
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.