Chardonnay, Upper Bench Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2013, 13.7% abv, C$22@winery

My mother loves this wine, so I was honestly trying to save my second bottle for a dinner with her.IMG_7123 (002)

But then it got busy at work.  And I deserved it.

Sorry, Mom.

This great little homegrown Okanagan beauty is light gold with aromas of grapefruit pith and yellow apple with light honey, caramel and wet rocks.

Ever so slightly off dry (with 2 g/l RS), it has great acidity and a creamy palate (from 3 months sur lies in French oak) with flavours of more yellow grapefruit, toffee and ripe Meyer lemon.

Don’t let it warm in your glass, as too much wood comes through.  Still, with its solid finish and balance, it’s a great deal both in terms of quality and price point – WSET Good.

Maybe I’ll bring you some for Christmas…

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I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
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