2016 Queen Taken Chardonnay

The wine has essences of white peach, pear and wet stone, combined with delicate floral notes. The palate has generous fruit flavours of peach, nectarine and apricot, layered mid-palate richness and focused acidity, providing a long, textured, mineral finish.

Dekleva Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Aromatic & Rich
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  • Wine Accolade - 94 Points - Anthony Gismondi, Wine Writer

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 has rich texture. It begins with aromas of peach and pear. On the palate, there are flavours of nectarines with a hint of minerality and spice.

95 Points, John Schreiner

Texture, mouthfeel, minerality, length: it is all here, and will be through the next decade.

94 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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