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Blue Mountain Reserve Chardonnay
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16¾/20

Blue Mountain Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis wine gets more sophisticated every year thanks to vines that are now 27-years-old. Just under two-thirds of the fruit is barrel-fermented and aged in a mix of 30/70 stainless steel and French oak – the latter a mix of new through four previous fills. The nose is très French/Chablis-like, with a fraction of toast and a blast of fine lees. The fruit is vibrant with citrus, pears and green apples dominating before that nutty complexity kicks in. A joy to drink and very food-friendly. One to age for three to five years. Consistently excellent, it is well worth the money.Tasted: 25 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.90 winery direct, private wine shops AB 31.95 private wine shops Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 714956UPC: 626452351165