Stag's Hollow Winery 2009 Renaissance Chardonnay - 88-89pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2009 Renaissance Chardonnay (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $27.90
Alcohol: 14.2%
Production: 90 cases
Date Tasted: June 5th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Possibly, a divisive wine that lovers of creamy, tropical, butter-bomb Chardonnay should rush-out to get (as only 90 cases were produced) and patrons of un-oaked, crisp, mineral-y Chablis should avoid. A full-bodied, textured Chardonnay with layers of sultry, rich characters of melon, pineapple, butter-cream, vanilla, smoke and oak. A long finish ends with lingering, refreshing lemon tang and a touch of cardamon. Barrel fermented and aged in French oak resulting in a wine that should hold well over the next 3-4 years with some development. Drink 2011-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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