2014 Five Vineyards Chardonnay
Our signature Chardonnay. This grape varietal is one that we lovingly and meticulously grow on our estate vineyards in Oliver, both east and west Osoyoos, and Naramata. The conditions in each region are different giving this wine layers of complexity, a pleasant roundness and full flavour.
The aromatics begin with yellow peach, lemon, and jasmine. The mouthfeel exudes flavours of green apple, fresh pineapple, lime, and a pleasant creaminess from oak aging. The finish lingers on this medium-bodied wine.
Food Pairing Notes
This Chardonnay is delightful when lightly chilled and best matched with cuisine that is of medium weight
and richness. Savour it with risotto with spring vegetables, cracked crab, arugula salad with apple slices, creamy sauces, or pan-seared halibut with a tropical salsa.
The 2014 vintage started well and was near perfect with some calling it the “best ever”! Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond
appropriately, with canopies in excellent balance, however, well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth permitting all varieties to ripen with excellent balance.
8 months in American Oak