2013 No.18 Sunset Ranch Chardonnay
Sourced from our estate vineyards in the eastern portion of the Osoyoos region, our Sunset Ranch Chardonnay is 100% unoaked lending it a distinct crispness that melds with the minerality and fruit flavours in the wine. Yellow pear, Royal Gala apple and honeydew melon with lemon zest flavours in this unoaked Chardonnay.
Chardonnay Clones 76, 96, 809
September - October 2013 from our Osoyoos East Estate vineyards
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.