2015 Queen Taken Chardonnay

The wine has essences of citrus peel and white peach combined with tropical floral notes, as well as wet stone. The palate has generous fruit flavours, layered mid-palate richness and focused acidity providing a long textured finish.

Dekleva Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Citrus & Opulent
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  • 94 Points Accolade - John Schreiner
  • Wine Accolade - 94 Points Christopher Waters

Dekleva Vineyard

Southwest of the town of Oliver, this vineyard contains some of the oldest Chardonnay plantings in Canada. Located beneath Mt. Kobau and the Thompson Plateau, these vines are approaching 50 years of age. Of unknown origin, the vines are an extraordinarily distinctive Chardonnay clone named Dekleva in honour of the family who planted this vineyard.

The wine begins with aromas of citrus and peach. The palate is generous, with flavours of orange and stone fruit around a spine of minerality. Bright acidity gives the wine a vibrant personality.

94 Points, John Schreiner

A ripe and generous white with bright, balancing acidity and a refreshing stony note on the lingering finish.

94 Points, Christopher Waters

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