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1 Mill Road Chardonnaytext
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1 Mill Road Chardonnay 2022

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis chardonnay is the first release for 1 Mill Road from a 10.4-acre site on the East Kelowna Slopes. About a third of the vineyard was planted to clone 95 a decade ago, and the quality is high. 2022 was a long, cool growing season, and it yielded a delicious, well-balanced chardonnay long on flavour. I love the vibrancy here and the lovely salty, citrus nuttiness. Fresh and lean but with complexity and depth, this is a winner. Restraint and elegance are rare in Chardonnay, but it is time to buy when it arrives. The handpicked fruit was pressed, and some 85% was fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons, while the remainder was fermented in new French oak barriques: post ferment, the wine aged in a barrel for nine months before blending and bottling. Good value.Tasted: 12 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: 1 Mill Road VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 628942298684