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VISION SERIES CHARDONNAY 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SPERLING
Bright very pale straw colour. Fairly intense, somewhat spicy, ripe lemon-melon apple nose with some gentle toasty notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, quite well structured, harmonious, intense, fairly spicy, ripe lemon meringue flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently toasty finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 13% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number 2105B2L20161011 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Does it really make sense for the Vintages Catalogue quote a high score review from a previous vintage? Should they suggest that “you can expect the 2016 to reflect similar quality and traits.” This suggestion should be made by the author not by the LCBO. CSPC 378570
Type White Table Wine
Agent Cru Win
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(90 points)
Dry, Intense, Gently Toasty
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
This comes from the Okanagan outpost of one of the leading lights of Canadian winemaking: the one-and-only Ann Sperling (director of winemaking and viticulture at Southbrook in Ontario). Beppi Crosariol (The Globe and Mail, July 10, 2017) awarded the 2015 version of this wine a rating of 91 points, calling it \"... medium-bodied, tight and tense with acidity, just enough to accentuate the apple-, pear- and peach-like fruit ...\" and a \"... Genuinely cool chardonnay.\" You can expect the 2016 to reflect similar quality and traits. Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 10, 2018
Cases bought 55 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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