Cassini Cellars 2010 Chardonnay - 86pts

Cassini Cellars 2010 Chardonnay (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $19
Alcohol: 13.7%
Production: 400 cases
Date Tasted: September 7th, 2011

Tasting Notes: The most unexpected, charming quality of this unpretentious Chardonnay is the length of the experience. For an easy-going and food-focused wine, the finish is impressively long. This feat is derived from the excellent concentration and the well balanced assemblage of ripe orchard fruit sweetness and tropical fruit acidity - think a cocktail of pineapple, peach and granny smith apple fruit juice. The mouth feel is fairly lush and full for a Chardonnay that only sees a kiss of oak (just 6 weeks in new French oak barrels). The oak succeeds in adding a nice undertone of spice and vanilla bean to the otherwise fruit forward presentation. Drink 2011-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011