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Rust Wine Co Lost Horn Vineyard Chardonnaytext

Rust Wine Co Lost Horn Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Okanagan Falls' Lost Horn Vineyard, this clone 76 chardy was planted in 1990 in clay loam soils. This is their first time barrel fermenting their chardonnay, with ample oxygen prior to native ferment. It remained in a mix of French and European barrels (40% new) for ten months. There's a shimmer of the desired reduction, though it's lost amidst the super ripe fruit, and amply toasted barrel action overruling this wine at present. Lemon curd, baked pear, nutmeg peaks out from under the wood cloak, before the warm finish is gobbled up with toasted spices. A worthwhile experiment, needing focus and tweaking next time out.Tasted: 18 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$35.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rust Wine Co.Distributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 395723UPC: 626990165279