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Tantalus Bear Chardonnay 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Bear label replaces the Juveniles Chardonnay, now that the vines are nearing a decade old. The Bear tag is a nod to the nickname of owner Eric Savics’ eldest son. From clones 76, 95, and 548, this was small lot native fermented in neutral French barriques and puncheons, where it remained on lees until bottling. Creamy and bright with green apple, lemon peel on a lees decked palate, with subtle flinty kisses on the finish. Smart, modern, Okanagan.Tasted: 25 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$23.50750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 83282UPC: 626990332046