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Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnaytext

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay 2021

Garnet Valley, Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs has been the case with Okanagan Crush Pad / Haywire of late, this wine has undergone a rebrand, losing the Haywire name altogether, and relaunched under the new Garnet Valley Ranch label. 2021 marks the 2nd solo chardy release off their organically farmed Garnet Valley Ranch estate vineyards, with blocks sitting between 600-680m. This was whole cluster pressed and fermented in concrete, and aged in a mix of concrete and stainless. Crushed stones and desert scrub pervades this medium bodied white, giving it a distinctive savoury, smokey edge. White peach, smoked lemon fill out the textural core, which tapers off into lingering citrus / smoked salts. This is not about the fruit, but is about a place.Tasted: 02 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$36.99750mlwinery direct
Producer: Haywire by Okanagan Crush PadDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 343001