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Chardonnay, 2016

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2016 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,13.7% ALC/VOL

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Our Chardonnay is half oaked, 50% is aged in French oak barrels for 3 months and 50% is in stainless steel tanks. The limited exposure to oak provides balance and structure without detracting from the fruit and terroir. If you have not enjoyed Chardonnay in the past, we encourage you to try this one; it will change your mind! On the nose, it displays pistachio, vanilla, lemon peel, popcorn and ripe banana. On the palate are notes of citrus, nectarine, butter and honeydew.

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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2018.


Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, BC

Vineyard: Estate Vineyard, Duncan Vineyard and Paris Vineyard

Cases Produced: 469


Appearance: Bright, clear. Light gold core.

Nose:  Medium aromatic intensity. Lemon, banana, nectarine, baking spice.

Palate: Medium body, medium acid.  Lemon, citrus, butter, and a touch of white pepper.

Quality: Very good quality. Only three months aged in oak, but the wild yeast fermentation packs a wonderful punch. The delicate hand with the amount of oak ageing really shows the experience of the winemaker. Drinking nicely now, but could age for 1-2 years. Has a pleasant, lingering finish.

Food Pairing: Poached salmon in butter, Fettucine Alfredo, Chicken à la King, Croque-Monsieur, mango chicken salad, split pea and ham soup.

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