Zesty, substantial, toasted.
Made from estate Skaha Bench Chardonnay grapes, which came from three micro-harvests over a three week period. As is fairly typical with this wine, 80% was aged in first and second fill French oak barrels for five and a half months, the remaining 20% in stainless steel and was put through secondary malolactic fermentation.
I tasted this wine several times, from two bottles and at various temperatures, from chilled to merely slightly chilled. The 2015 showed consistent aromas of roasted hazelnut, browned butter, toasted spices and grilled pineapple with lemon meringue and hints of matchstick atop leesy undertones. It has a substantial weight - almost liqueur-like, with golden apples, tangy lemon, vanilla and toasted oak. The finish is brazenly zesty.
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date, Creamy Dishes
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2016-06-10 15:44:35.0