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Red Barn at Jagged Rock Discordian Chardonnaytext
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Red Barn at Jagged Rock Discordian Chardonnay 2020

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThey had me at fermented and aged in concrete because in the Okanagan and particularly at Jagged Rock, the chardonnay has earned the right to be made with as little intervention as possible. There are only 133 cases of this wine, but you might want to consider getting some if you are a fan of what I call 'Next World chardonnay'. The nose is a mineral, flinty wet stone affair with fresh cut pear, green apple mixed with nectarine skin. Better yet, the acidity is lively but in check, and the creamy textures that come with concrete ageing add mid palate weight and length to the wine, filling out its lime, pear, sea salt. The label depicts red fish swimming in the opposite direction, attracting all the attention, with some authority.Tasted: 12 November 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Red BarnDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 776545340016