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Quails' Gate Chenin Blanc
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16¼/20

Quails' Gate Chenin Blanc 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaQuails' Gate is one of the rare few that has chenin blanc in the ground in BC, and even more impressive, they have 20 years experience with the grape in the Okanagan. It perplexes me every year that they add in 10 percent sauvignon blanc to the grape (WHY?!), muddling, rather than sharpening, this regal grape. Lemon curd, lime sherbet, green apple, gooseberry, pear blossom, hedgerow, on a medium-bodied, streamlined frame. Chenin's stony minerality streams along to a snappy, lemon-laced finish. This is solid, but could be spectacular. Most of this comes from the home West Kelowna property, with a splash from Osoyoos. Approximately 25 percent of this sees time in wood.Tasted: 16 May 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS AB 19.99 SK 23.79 MB 18.99 Banville & Jones ON 23.00 consignment - Hobbs QC 20.05 SAQ NS 23.00 PEI 23.19 NB 23.99 NBLiquor NF 23.00 YK 21.05 Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 391854UPC: 778856117035