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Bloc and Barrel Chardonnaytext

Bloc and Barrel Chardonnay 2020

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, United StatesBloc & Barrel is made from a selection of wines grown up and down the Central Coast, each bringing a different style to the blend. In 2020 the chardonnay is all Monterey County, home of some of California's coolest fruit. The more extended growing season leads to intense flavours. In this case, there has been an oak intervention of French and American wood, plus a complete malolactic fermentation, lowering the acidity. It begins with fresh citrus tempered with vanilla, and a mix of melon and creamy vanilla on the palate, with a bit of pineapple and some drying resiny notes in the finish. Ready to drink. Think grilled salmon or chicken.Tasted: 09 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
CDN$20.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: Bloc and Barrel WinesDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 085200022038