Tribute Series Chardonnay 2018 - Gordon A. Smith
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Harvested from our estate-operated vineyard on Old Main Road in Naramata, BC. The vineyard was originally planted in 1996 with 100% Chardonnay vines. A long cool fermentation began in stainless steel vessels where it remained for most of the ferment. The must was then transferred to 100% French oak (22% new) to complete fermentation. The wine was left “sur lees” for 11 months without battonage. A natural malolactic fermentation occurred in late spring.
Esteemed wine judge and critic David Lawrason offers a thoughtful review in Wine Align along with 93 points.