2016 Reserve Chardonnay
Floral and tropical fruit aromas complement the bright acidity and rich texture that characterize this wine. Look for notes of lemon meringue pie in the lingering finish.
August 26th to October 19th, 2016
Our 2016 Reserve Chardonnaywas sourced from three of our estate vineyards – Oliver, Osoyoos, and Naramata Ranch. The Oliver Vineyard estate includes the blocks of vines that our original award-winning Chardonnay was sourced from 20 years ago providing an excellent foundation and key characteristics of our unique wine style. Osoyoos is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the Osoyoos Lake effect giving the area more than 200 frost-free days and the Naramata Ranch estate is a stunning beauty that also benefits from the lake’s moderating influence.
71% fermented and aged in oak
The 2016 harvest lasted 76 days and set records for being our longest harvest ever. The lack of heatwaves in the summer kept sugar levels and phenolic maturity in sync so that ripening progressed slowly and predictably. Enjoy vivid, deep flavours, great acidity, and excellent freshness.