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Past Vintages

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2009 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

Bud Break: April 29, 2009
Veraison: August 1, 2009
Bottling Date:  September 3, 2010
Alcohol:  13.9%

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“I am very pleased with how our Chardonnay 2009 came together during a spectacular growing year for white grapes in the Okanagan. The nose gives off pleasantly complex aromas of apple, pear and lemon citrus. On the palate I find it displays great acidity with nice smoothness with subtle notes of butterscotch. The weight is lovely and ends off with a beautiful finish. I think this is the most balanced vintage of Chardonnay we have made. ”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“The 2009 growing season started off with a cool spring which resulted in a later than normal bud break. However the cool spring was quickly followed by an exceptional fruit set in June and excellent growing conditions. This enabled rapid vine growth and the vineyard caught up quickly to where it should be. Steady warm and dry conditions graced the valley throughout the summer months and into the fall, which made for an early ripening of the grapes. The result was fruit of first rate quality, some of the best we have ever seen.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower