Black Hills Estate Winery 2014 Chardonnay - 89pts

Black Hills Estate Winery 2014 Chardonnay (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here, select VQA and private stores.
Cost: $26 + taxes
Alcohol: 13.9%
Date Tasted: May 6th, 2016

Tasting Notes: A vivacious, intense Chardonnay that opens with a beautiful blend of orchard fruit, mineral and oak treatment aromas on the nose. White peach, apple, river stone, vanilla, citrus peel and light clove notes are perceptible when the wine has had a chance to warm up in the glass.

The palate is vibrant and alive with Chardonnay's naturally high acidity suggesting the wine saw little-to-no malolactic fermentation. Good consistency carries the aroma profile of the nose through as flavours on the palate, with citrus fruit playing a more prominent role. Intensity of the finish fades quickly, though, a vein of mineral and spice notes linger patiently until the next sip.

Pair with seafood pasta in a citrus-infused white sauce.  Drink now-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016

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