JoieFarm 2015 Un-Oaked Chardonnay - 88pts

JoieFarm 2015 Un-Oaked Chardonnay (Okanagan Valley) BC

: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $22.90 (including taxes)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 600 cases
Date Tasted: May 4th, 2016

Tasting Notes: Sourced from two vineyards, one situated along the Skaha Bench and Joie's own vineyard on the Naramata Bench, this orchard fruit-infused Chardonnay is richly textured despite its lack of contact with oak during fermentation or élevage. Potent Jazz apple and tropical fruit acidity add a counter-balance to the weighty, glycerol-coated mouth feel, leaving a crisp finish where citrus peel and light spice notes linger. Enjoy this refreshing, well-made Chardonnay in its youth. Drink now-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016

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