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Code Wines Chardonnay 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis new Okanagan winery is the vision of Shay and Harlee Code, the farmers and owners of this organic 5 acre Okanagan Falls east bench estate. They began planting in 2017 with chardonnay and syrah. Over the past 3 years they've made their wines at Naramata's Roche Winery, but have recently launched their own operation. This single clone chardy (clipped from nearby Meyer's Family McLean Creek Road Vineyard) was fermented in stainless where it rested for 9 months prior to bottling after a light filtration. Tight and sleek, with green apple, greengage, lemon pith, and lime leaf on a narrow frame, lined with some earthy lees. The bone dry finish returns to bitter citrus oils along with river stones. Very smart direction and intent, though a bit clinical now in youth, with more complexities to come with time and experience. One to watch. 53 cases.Tasted: 07 September 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$32.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Code WinesGrape: Chardonnay