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Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnaytext

Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandNew Zealand chardonnay is vastly underrepresented in Canada, at times obliterated by Kiwi sauvignon blanc, but if you are a fan of the cool coastal style, this is it. Winemaker Julian Grounds walks the acid / flavour line, bringing both together in an impressive bottle. Look for oyster liquor notes on the nose, with a nutty, citrus and lees undercurrent. The plate is similar, with lemon curd and perfectly tuned oak. Ready to drink but will age effortlessly through 2027. Do not over chill this wine.Tasted: 16 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$40.00750mlspeculative listing - Select Wines
Producer: Craggy Range Vineyards Ltd.Distributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 39297