Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Chardonnay - 89pts

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Chardonnay (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $19
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 275 cases
Date Tasted: September 26th, 2013

Tasting Notes: For the first time, Lillooet based Fort Berens, has released a Chardonnay made from 100% estate grown fruit sourced from their home vineyard in the Fraser Canyon - proving the long journey towards being a true Estate Winery fruitful and worthwhile. Chardonnay is a great terroir-transmitter and through this tasty wine we can discover what the Fraser Canyon has to offer. The nose is laser-focused with prominent pear and peach aromas supported by flinty minerality and cardamom notes. Upon entry, this Chard comes across as crisp and un-oaked with orchard and citrus fruit leading the way, but, as it flows over the palate the rich notes and oak influence comes forth and carries through to the long finish. Drink 2013-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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