Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Chardonnay - 92+pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Chardonnay (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and private wine shops
Cost: $35
Alcohol: 14.1%
Date Tasted: June 20th, 2015

Tasting Notes: As the vines age at Painted Rock's picturesque vineyard along the Skaha Bench, the resulting wines will mature as well, making future development more of a reality than ever before. The 2014 edition shows signs of a long life thanks to the harmonious balance of its core elements: fruit, acid and textural characters. There is also an effortless intensity which will not only help the wine hold for many years but actually help the wine improve as the intensity is slowly dialled back to reveal layers of dried and candied fruit aromas and flavours.

The nose offers pure, orchard, citrus, tropical and melon fruit aromas supported by French oak, minerals and light brioche notes. The palate is refined, complex and both round and refreshing at the same time, offering a vibrant texture and intense flavours of honeydew, pear, tangerine, lemon/lime, vanilla, spice and warm brioche. This is contrasted, lovingly, by green apple and stonefruit notes through to its long, balanced finish. Drink 2015-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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