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Fort Berens Chardonnaytext
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Fort Berens Chardonnay 2018

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaNow primarily estate grapes with only about 20 percent coming from the Similkameen Valley. The 2018 regular chardonnay is ripe, but I’m happy to see some freshness here and certainly more electricity than we have seen from this wine since its inception. Yellow apples, tropical pineapple is flecked with spice and lemon curd with a green apple undercurrent to keep it mostly aligned. You feel a touch of oak here, but there isn’t much in the mix after spending only a few months in new and used French oak.Tasted: 27 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 19.99 winery direct, private wine shops, Save-onFoods Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 558171UPC: 626990118503