La Frenz Winery 2010 Chardonnay - 86pts

La Frenz Winery 2010 Chardonnay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $20
Alcohol: 13%
Date Tasted: June 1st, 2011

Tasting Notes: The acid-filled grapes of the 2010 vintage isn't the coziest of bedfellows for the "Peaches'n'Cream" styled Chardonnay released from Naramata Bench's La Frenz Winery each year. One loses a bit of the sultry, lightly oaked, fruit-forward splendor of the 2009 and 2008 releases when the balance is swayed towards "tart" and the texture is thinned. Yet, an off-year for La Frenz still produces a highly quaffable and enjoyable drink - one to be shared with friends on a hot deck, or later into the evening paired with a cream-based pasta sauce dish. Drink 2011-2013.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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