Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay (West Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 1115 cases
Date Tasted: November 18th, 2014
Tasting Notes: Intense, robust and round, this is a Chardonnay for folks who want to taste the expensive French oak barrels the wine was fermented and aged in and where it developed added richness on the plump palate and yeasty characters from a secondary, malolactic fermentation (a process that softens the naturally high acid in Chardonnay).
Beyond the winemaking techniques is beautiful and opulent orchard fruit and candied apple aromas and flavours with a long finish of lingering, steely citrus peel and Christmas spice notes. Drink now-2017.
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