2018 Capture Chardonnay

The natural ferment contributes lifted aromatics and a subtle infusion of herbs, spices, and fruit. The palate has a fresh entry of apple blossom and mandarin followed by silky stone fruits with a long sea salt finish. This wine has finesse.

Border Vista Vineyard, Osoyoos East Bench
Aromas & Texture
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  • Wine Accolade - 93 Points - John Schreiner

Border Vista Vineyard

This single parcel, planted in 1997 to Dijon clonal material, is a mere ten metres from the BC-Washington border on the east side of Osoyoos Lake.

The vineyard, with Anarchist Mountain towering above it to the east, has​ a​ slight undulation​s​ characteristic​s​ of what was once the floor of a large glacial lake.

The aromas are appealing, with floral notes giving way to apple and citrus. The wine is rich on the palate with flavours of mandarin orange mingled with butter and stone fruit. The finish is very long.

93 Points, John Schreiner

Capture is all about texture and weight but with restraint. Look for creamy, buttery apple fruit streaked with pears, spice, honey, tangerine and sea salt—a perfect wine for fresh BC halibut.

91 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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