Sandhill 2009 Small Lots Program Block 11 Chardonnay - 91pts

Sandhill 2009 Small Lots Program Block 11 Chardonnay (Oliver) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Limited. 2010 vintage now available here
Cost: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 190 cases
Date Tasted: May 23rd, 2012

Tasting Notes: Born from the hot 2009 vintage and sourced from the Southern Okanagan where Chardonnay can become fat and one-dimensional, the Sandhill "Block 11" Chardonnay remains graceful in its delivery of ripe Orchard fruit with generous acid grounding the fullness on the palate. Peaches and cream with a touch of buttered popcorn and light oak flavours aplenty, yet the texture never feels heavy and offers a lively mouth feel with good complexity and balance. The finish is long and intense with satisfying tartness lingering amongst tropical fruit notes. A quality Chardonnay to be savoured slowly, on its own. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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