Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Date Tasted: April 30th, 2011
Tasting Notes: The Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Chardonnay, always a great value, returns for its 2010 release as a Mâcon doppleganger. When served chilled, the oak treatment (23% barrel fermented in new French oak) is hardly noticeable leaving a wine that comes across as un-oaked and chalk-full of minerality. As the wine warms in your glass the oak and lees characters come to life, but never dominate the palate of nose. Stonefruit, green apples, lemon and austere notes round-out the flavour profile.
Lovers of crisp, natural acidity and tart fruit flavoured Chardonnay should buy this wine by the case. Drink 2011-2013.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011 IconWines.ca