2017 Chardonnay Clone 95
Duncan Vineyard on the Naramata Bench Gentleman’s Farmer Vineyard in Southeast Kelowna
Whole cluster pressed, fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 11 months (40% new) with partial malolactic fermentation.
Premium Chardonnay made from prized blocks of low yielding clone 95, a superior clone originating from the Côte d’Or, France. Complex aromatics with layers of ripe citrus and stone fruits mingling with marzipan and nutty oak elements. Rich and creamy on the palate with fresh mineral acidity; soft textures with strength and underlying power.
Immediately approachable with cellaring potential reaching 7 years.
550 cases produced & 50 magnums
Gold - 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada
Gold - 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships
Gold - 2019 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards
An exceptional quality Chardonnay. Complex aromatics; grapefruit, apple, vanilla and bramble leaf. Full, thick, rich and round on the palate. Apple, pears and citrus with a touch of oak and vanilla.
* Karl Klip - My Wine Pal
89 pts ♦ Offers a sensual and vibrant nose with rich, stone and citrus fruit aromas and a susurrus of macadamia nuts and green pineapple. A mouth-watering and RS-kissed, full-ish palate follows with a similar combination of bright and juicy fruit flavours and a wave of mineral and spice notes on the long finish.
* Liam Carrier - Icon Wines
91 pts ♦ This barrel-fermented wine, made from a low-yielding French clone, begins with aromas of citrus, apple and vanilla. The wine is rich and creamy on the palate with flavours of citrus, apple and stone fruit.
* John Schreiner on Wine