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|CHARDONNAY 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Very bright medium straw colour. Intense, complex, gently spicy, ripe melon-pear fruit on the nose with some toasty cedar notes. Dry, harmonious, slightly spicy, very bright, ripe lemon-pear-lime meringue flavours with a lingering, crisp, gently toasty, mineral-tinged, lifted, harmonious finish. For this vintage, 30% was fermented and aged in stainless steel (down from 50% for the 2014) The balance was ages in French oak - some new to 3-year-old. This lovely Chardonnay has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. It sells for an incredibly modest $21 at the winery. Still a steal at the LCBO price - so donít miss it!
||White Table Wine
Intense, Complex, Gently Toasty, Lemon Meringue
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: This such a lovely, bright, fresh yet substantial chardonnay - such a great northern feel with energy and intrigue. From 27 year old vines, it is showing impressive depth and complexity for the money. Oak is nicely woven here, 70% aged in old, almost neutral French barrels. Expect generous, complex aromas of yellow pear, cream, lemon blossom, grapefruit, toast, sage and stone. It is mid-weight, fairly taut, lemony and firm, with sage and lemon on the finish. The length is excellent to outstanding. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Feb. 15, 2018)
||vintages release - June 9, 2018
||55 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent