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Noble Ridge Noble Knights Powers Vintage Reserve Chardonnay

Noble Ridge Noble Knights Powers Vintage Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPowers Vintage is all clone 76 grown on north sloping glacial and fluvial deposits of sand, gravel, and rock inside the new Okanagan Falls sub-GI. The fruit is whole cluster pressed and then goes through a cold fermentation in neutral French oak barrels and a partial malolactic fermentation. It gets about five months b√Ętonnage followed by an additional seven months of barrel ageing. The attack is smooth and silky, a touch lighter than the Reserve and the Ransom labels. It tastes a bit riper thanks to a butterscotch undercurrent that carries through the wine from front to back, challenging the apple, citrus notes fighting to balance the wine, but it ends drier with a hint of nutty bitterness. Think crab, prawns,, lobster or clams.Tasted: 02 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Noble Ridge Vineyard and WineryDistributors: Noble Ridge Winery
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 94075UPC: 626990333111