Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay - 86pts
Availability: Not yet released. Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Date Tasted: June 28th, 2014
Tasting Notes: A fairly austere Chardonnay on the finish with some juicy, orchard and tropical fruit notes starting the proceedings off but they quickly yield their time to the stonefruit and citrus layers on the subtle nose and the mouth-watering palate. Disparate characters from partial stainless steel and barrel fermentation somewhat align on the palate where creamy tones from a secondary, 'malolactic' fermentation (the softening of natural acids) are infused for added texture and balance. Pair with lobster risotto. Drink now-2016.
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