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Code Wines Chardonnay 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis new Okanagan winery is the vision of Shay and Harlee Code, the farmers and owners of this organic 5 acre Okanagan Falls east bench estate. They began planting in 2017 with chardonnay and syrah. In the beginning, they made their wines at Naramata's Roche Winery, but have since launched their own operation. This single clone chardy (clipped from nearby Meyer's Family McLean Creek Road Vineyard, possibly Clone 95) was whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless, with partial MLF. It rested there until the following February when it was lightly fined, filtered, and bottled. Ripe lemon, yellow apple, and stone fruit flood a creamy, custard base, sharpened smartly with a lemony brace, and trailing off with stony spice. A friendly chardy for cracking into now.Tasted: 13 September 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$32.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Code WinesDistributors: Shay Code Harlee Nelson-Code
Grape: Chardonnay