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Spearhead Chardonnay Clone 95text

Spearhead Chardonnay Clone 95 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSpearhead Clone 95 is rare single clone chardonnay bottling from a single site, Duncan Vineyard, on the Naramata Bench. As good as it was last year, it's better in 2020. It is barrel fermented in a combination of French barrels and puncheons (25 percent new) and spends ten months on lees building complexity and mouthfeel. It pops with freshness and intensity of flavour, led by tropical fruit, citrus, and toasted almonds. Baked apple pervades the finish with a leesy hazelnut underscore. Impressive and a whole lot of fun to drink. Like last year, drink or hold. There is no rush here. Good value.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Spearhead WineryDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 178671UPC: 626990441229