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The Wine Umbrella Chardonnay 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Wine Umbrella label is all Mireille Sauve, a former Vancouver sommelier turned winemaker and now general manager at Lakeboat Vineyards & Winery in Kaleden, British Columbia, just south of Penticton on the west side of Skaha Lake. The brand was developed in 2005 to “inform, promote & inspire all things wine!” and currently is a fundraiser whose proceeds fund scholarships through Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, for BC women’s education in the food and beverage fields. The 2022 chardonnay was made with ripe Oliver fruit, pitching a riper tropical fruit that is enhanced by the partial use of American oak. The nose is open and tropical, with candied lemon and freshly cut pineapple that spill onto the palate. It is mostly dry and fresh with just a bit of fatness in the finish. A fun style chardonnay that has one foot in California and one foot in the Okanagan Valley.Tasted: 03 February 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$35.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Lakeboat Vineyard & WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 749565399890