Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay - 88pts

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $18
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 288 cases
Date Tasted: October 22nd, 2012

Tasting Notes: A gold-coloured Chardonnay produced from both estate-grown fruit in Lillooet and Black Sage Bench fruit near Oliver (a 60-40 split). A rich Chard trending toward tropical on the fruit spectrum with ripe melon, pineapple, papaya and Bosc pear notes. There's a sexy kiss of oak on the nose and palate that effortlessly adds depth while steely minerality and citrus acidity keeps the wine refreshing through to the moderate finish. An impressive baby brother to the winery's outstanding White Gold Chardonnay. Drink 2012-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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