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Blue Mountain Reserve Chardonnaytext

Blue Mountain Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFour French clones and twenty-four year old vines make up this elegant and concentrated Reserve Chardonnay. Half was fermented and aged in three year old French oak with the remainder in stainless steel before blending and resting on the lees in barrel for an additional 6 weeks or so. Lightly toasted popcorn, cream, perfumed white flowers, lemon and green apple are carried on a creamy, lees-led palate. Biscuit, almond and nutmeg spice carries the back palate, closing out with lemon curd and fantastic length. A serious chardonnay and it knows it; pour now with lobster or butter drawn crab, or cellar for three or more years.Tasted: 19 May 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 714956UPC: 626452351219