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Kitsch 11 Barrel Chardonnaytext
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16½/20

Kitsch 11 Barrel Chardonnay 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaJust five years old, these clone 95 chardonnay vines are outdoing themselves, getting the most from the stony, gravel soil of East Kelowna. Showy in a good way, the fruit is ripe and weighty in the mouth with a fine hazelnut, lees, and reductive yeasty undercurrent that mystifies and gives it a complexity to balance its ripe citrus, and baked apple. The oak is ramped up California style, but held in check by a purity of fruit and acidity that sings East Kelowna. This white is fully capable of taming rich food. Impressive in its youth; let’s see how it develops.Tasted: 17 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Kitsch WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 123343UPC: 626990330196