2018 Reserve Chardonnay
The 2018 harvest began earlier than anticipated due to above average growing degree days in the spring. Summer arrived with cooler temperatures, encouraging the fruit to develop beautiful acidity and allowing more time for full flavour retention. One of the coolest Septembers on record followed, slowing down the sugar accumulation and allowing the fruit to fully develop phenologically. Harvest concluded on November 8, with the extended season yielding a crop of uniformly ripened fruit with mouthwatering freshness and acidity.
A tremendous balance of texture, acidity, and freshness. Bright apple, lemon, tropical fruit and a hint of baking spice are all balanced with an elegant texture and fresh acidity on the palate.
Our Reserve Chardonnay highlights the excellence of the Okanagan! A tremendous balance of texture, acidity and freshness. Bright apple, lemon, tropical fruit and a hint of baking spice are all balanced with an elegant texture and fresh acidity on the palate.
Our 2018 Reserve Chardonnay was 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
75% fermented and aged in oak (11% new), balance concrete egg and stainless steel