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Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Quails' Gate flagship chardonnay, the Stewart Family Reserve, is mostly clone 95, with vines approaching a quarter century in the ground under the ancient Mount Boucherie volcano. The style is showy, with ripe pears and hazelnuts leading to a creamy palate lashed with honey and tropical fruit, light spices, and a long, leesy, mineral finish. It has a long history of ageing effortlessly, and 2020 will not be an exception. Complex and inviting, and as ripe as it presents, there is less than 1 gram of residual sugar in the mix. Food pairings should include pan-fried halibut cooked in a buttercream sauce, or a burrata salad with roasted peaches, pistachios and cider vinaigrette.Tasted: 27 August 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$44.99750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 639641UPC: 778856219012