Upper Bench Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay - 86pts

Upper Bench Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $24.90
Alcohol: 13.4%
Production: 324 cases
Date Tasted: December 17th, 2012

Tasting Notes: Opens with attractive aromas of apple, white peach, vanilla bean and a hint of caramel. The palate that follows, though quite intense and lively, finds its ratio of fruit-to-oak leaning too far towards oak who's effect is not subdued by the medium-ish weighted body and watery texture. The finish is moderate with lingering spice and lime rind notes. Pair with citrus-dressed fish. Drink 2012-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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