Painted Rock Estate Winery 2012 Chardonnay - 93pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2012 Chardonnay (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and private wine shops
Cost: $30
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: August 20th, 2013

Tasting Notes: How do you follow-up on an Icon Wine of the Year performance? You don't rest on laurels and keep on trucking. For Painted Rock that means continual refinement of the vineyard management practices, pruning and harvest program for every variety in your vineyard. You also react to vintage conditions, which for 2012, meant more sun and higher yield. The result is continued excellence producing another stand-out Chardonnay and one of the Province's best (pissst, get it while the price is still only $30!).

Textured and concentrated with lush tropical, juicy melon, caramel and stonefruit characters supported by a vibrant backbone of citrus acidity and a long balanced finish of tangy, green apple, tangerine and brioche flavours. Effortless compatibility of all elements. Ready to be enjoyed today through mid-term cellaring. Drink 20123-2017+
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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