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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Church and State CBS Chardonnay
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16¼/20

Church and State CBS Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe CBS chardonnay is barrel fermented and barrel aged. It is not hard to notice the oaky vanilla notes, but they are in balance. The initial attack is a mix of honey and ripe apples with a dusting of almonds and vanilla. Not particularly terroir-based, but many will be attracted it its pleasing rich, opulent style: an updated California chardonnay-style of the 80s and 90s. There is no rush to drink this, especially under screwcap. Perfect for a mushroom stuffed, whole-roasted chicken.Tasted: 12 August 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.99 winery online/direct Producer: Church & State WineryDistributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 573204UPC: 626990363194