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Upper Bench Chardonnaytext

Upper Bench Chardonnay 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe UB chardonnay is aged in a 50/50 mix of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. It’s worth noting that only 30 percent of that French oak is new and involved in three months of ageing on its lees. Like last year there is an unexpected and lively nose of citrus, nuts, and melon. The palate is equally fresh with citrus, pears, and mandarin, with a wet stone finish. Very food-friendly and refreshingly Naramata. Love the 13.8 alcohol by volume and virtually no residual sugar. Chardonnay for adults.Tasted: 17 December 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$28.85750mlwinery direct, VQA stores, private liquor stores
Producer: Upper Bench WineryDistributors: Wolfe Jack Supply Company
Seacove Premium Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 858597UPC: 626990195030