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Road 13 Chip Off The Old Block Chenin Blanc 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis younger vines chenin is from cuttings from the winery's Old Vines Chenin Blanc Vineyard (from 1968). The concentrated parentage is felt here, aided by whole bunch pressing, but kept brighter than its elder with time in stainless. Still mouth filling and creamy, this is filled with quince, yellow apple, white peaches, pear blossoms and heady spice lingering on the warming finish. I'd love even more of an acid cut to the fruity richness, though this is an appealing, approachable, full bodied white to enjoy now with halibut. More chenin in BC please.Tasted: 26 May 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Road 13Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 837963UPC: 626990217381