Upper Bench Estate Winery 2015 Chardonnay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Production: 400 cases
Date Tasted: March 10th, 2017
Tasting Notes: 50% of this Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged in new French oak with the remainder of the fruit seeing stainless steel exclusively. The result is a full-bodied wine evenly combining characteristics of both methods, never feeling heavy or overdone. The natural, crisp acidity of the Burgundian grape is allowed to shine and is complemented by ripe orchard and melon fruit, tangy citrus, macadamia nut and mineral flavours. A touch of spice and brioche linger on the moderate, well-balanced finish.
Enjoy now or over the next 2-3 years and pair it with a wedge of lightly-smoked Gouda. Drink now-2020.
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