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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 8 Jagged Rock Vineyard Chardonnay
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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 8 Jagged Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom MHFE Terroir Series, this chardy comes from Oliver's Jagged Rock Vineyard, a warm sandy / loamy site surrounded by towering and steep rocky cliffs. The vineyard sits around 400 m in altitude, and this comes from clone 76. This spent 16 months on the lees in a blend of French oak, foudre, and clayver. Toast and lemon curd lead this fuller bodied white, one that has absorbed the sun of its southern Okanagan site. There's a lovely white flower / lemon blossom note that lifts, and a stony grip that firms. The finish is flush with warmth and a medicinal white cherry. As it stands, still too much on the blousy wooded style at this young stage, but moving very much in the right (tight) direction. One to watch.Tasted: 01 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 winery direct, restaurants Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: ChardonnayUPC: 776545991232