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90 points - Certified organic, this is soft, creamy and admirably ripe with a crisp edge, showing flavours of pineapple and orchard fruit and, in the distant background, notes of caramel and oak spice. Smartly oaked and balanced.
- Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail
91 points - "Fruit is from two contracted growers (63% Saunders and 37% Laundry), all barrel fermented in French oak (2nd and 3rd year barrels), lees aging one year, all vegan friendly. 12.5% ABV. Very soft and engaging, much like the 2012 in its youth, mild toast but a longish length. Showing some orchard fruit on the mid-palate. Very Burgundian in style. Best tasted in contemplation, underpriced. Do not overchill."
- Dean Tudor, Wine Trade Winds Diary
"Stelvin screw cap. Stelvin screw cap. Quite a change in style compared to the last vintage, this has subtle aromas of orchard fruits, earth and yeast. The palate is medium+ bodied with more orchard fruit flavours like apple and pear, with underlying earthy flavours, and ending with slightly honeyed notes. Some interesting salty notes mid-palate. Acids are prickly and juicy, providing freshness. Finish is earthy and dry, with very good length. I would put this away for another year to let it develop further. Serve with only a light chill."
- Jason Solanki, VintageWinePicks.ca
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Certification: Organic by ProCert. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
In the Winery: Cool stainless steel fermentation of all varietal lots with cultured yeast. Lots were carefully blended, lightly bentonite fined and then sterile filtered to bottle.
Residual Sugar: 3 g/l