McLean Creek Rd Chardonnay 2018 - 1.5L
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Originally planted in 1994, our family owned “McLean Creek Road Vineyard” is located in Okanagan Falls, BC. The vineyard has a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravel and sandy loams. The Chardonnay is planted in two separate blocks, one on the far east side of the south facing slope and the other on the west end of the slope. The variation of east and west leads to differences in flavour development and in turn more complexity in the finished wine.
The ferment is a mix of native and cultured yeasts that wraps up in 22% new French oak. After 11 months on lees without bâtonnage (stirring), it is bottled unfined and unfiltered, having gone through a full malolactic fermentation.
Tasted and reviewed by Anthony Gismondi scoring it 92 points in Gismondi on Wine. This wine also landed in Wine Align's Guide to Canada's Best in 2020 scoring 92 points.