Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Upper Bench Chardonnaytext

Upper Bench Chardonnay 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe UB chardonnay is a 50/50 mix of French oak barrels for 3 months; the other half is in stainless steel tanks. The nose is very attractive with fresh leesy, saline, brioche, and a freshness that carries on to the palate, where the attack is full on with guava, Asian pear, florals, more nutty lees and citrus. I would argue the oak is bit more pointy this year but it works. A good example of why Naramata may be the Okanagan chardonnay sweet zone. Best with creamy cheeses, creamy pasta dishes but would be fine with turkey too.Tasted: 22 November 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$26.00750mlwinery direct, VQA stores, private liquor stores
Producer: Upper Bench WineryDistributors: Wolfe Jack Supply Company
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 858597UPC: 626990195030