JoieFarm 2012 Un-Oaked Chardonnay - 90pts

JoieFarm 2012 Un-Oaked Chardonnay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $22.90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 729 cases
Date Tasted: April 21st, 2013

Tasting Notes: There's un-oaked Chardonnay and then there's JoieFarm's un-oaked Chardonnay. The Naramata Bench winery packs so much into the nose and palate that the oak influence isn't missed. Thanks to a warm autumn, the 2012 version sees a return to a rich and concentrated expression of Chardonnay bursting with orchard and tropical fruit grounded by green apple acidity and crisp mineral notes resulting in a lovely texture in the mouth and a long, mouth watering finish. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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