2016 Queen’s Advantage Chardonnay

Deep, rocky soils and old, gnarly vines (planted in the early 1970’s) combine to create a wine with an intense bouquet of honeysuckle and stone fruits. The palate explodes in the mouth, being round and fleshy, yet silky all at the same time with hints of butterscotch, marmalade, butter and barrel spice.

Combret Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Stone Fruit & Butterscotch
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  • Wine Accolade 92 Points Anthony Gismondi

Combret 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 concentration and texture that old vines can deliver. It begins with stone fruit aromas mingled with buttery notes. On the palate, there are buttery citrus flavours with hints of oak spice on the long finish.

96 Points, John Schreiner

The nose is open with peach, apricot and honey, and showing some complexity. The style is more luxurious and rounder with flavours of butterscotch and apricot compote.

92 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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