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Upper Bench Chardonnaytext

Upper Bench Chardonnay 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis chardonnay was aged in a split of French oak barrels and stainless for three months. The nose opens with reductive, nutty green apple. On the palate it is definitely fresh, maybe a little too aggressive, but better to have higher acid than too much oak. The flavours are a mix of peach, green apple, citrus, butter, hazelnuts, and wet stones. Super tart but would be fine pired with a creamy pasta dish or Dungeness crab with drawn butter. Only 13.3 percent alcohol is an added bonus of the Naramata Bench.Tasted: 04 June 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$28.85750mlwinery direct, VQA stores, private liquor stores
Producer: Upper Bench WineryDistributors: Wolfe Jack Supply Company
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 858597UPC: 626990195030