Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Rigour and Whimsy Return to the Beginningtext

Rigour and Whimsy Return to the Beginning 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Secrest Mountain Vineyard (ex-of OCP) comes this deeper hued chardonnay, with tight lemon, roasted almond, lemon blossoms sharpened with a flor-esque character, and bumped with RS, leaving it streamlined and off-dry and quite apple juice on the finish. The chardy was whole cluster pressed and barrel aged on full solids. When the ferment stopped, leaving some residual sugar, Costa decided it worked with the wine, and left it as is. Certainly distinctive, though I reckon they should return to the beginning on the 2023 version of this.Tasted: 19 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$42.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Juice Imports
The Living Vine
Grape: Chardonnay