2019 Queen’s Advantage Chardonnay

Deep, rocky soils and old, gnarly vines (planted in the early 1970’s) combine to create a wine with sub-tropical fruit, lime, ginger, spice and wet stone aromas. The palate mirrors the nose and transitions from a rich entry to a long mineral finish with signature wet stone notes.

Combret Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Spice & Mineral
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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 begins with aromas of stone fruit, quince and ginger with is echoed on the palate. The finish is long and again shows the wet stone minerality of the vineyard.

96 Points, John Schreiner

With time, the vines have returned to their own, offering more intense tropical fruit, spiced with ginger and wet stone. The QA is all about freshness and persistence now, in short, taking advantage of the older vines and what little yields they give, especially under the new irrigation regime.

92 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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