2007 CedarCreek Estate Winery Chardonnay Platinum Reserve

Rating: ★★★½☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: CedarCreek
Variety: Chardonnay
Designation: Platinum Reserve
Region: Canada
Sub-region: Okanagan Valley, BC
ABV: 13.9%
Price: $24 (2008 available direct)

He says: A well balanced Chardonnay, showing that BC can do a complex Burgundian-style along with our summer quaffers. Excellent intensity on the palate of spice, tinned vegetables, peach and citrus followed by a beautiful oily texture suited that could hold up to a heavily-sauced dish.

She says: A bigger, yet elegant, style of Chardonnay that has lovely layers of green apple & peach combined with vanilla and coconut. Whilst the oak is clearly evident, it is well integrated and provides an almost lush texture to the wine without being overbearing. I am looking forward to seeing how this wine develops with further time in the bottle. Luckily we have more than one bottle.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med+ lemon colour, gold hues around the edges
Smells like: Still youthful but hint of development, tropical fruit, hint of citrus, oak, med intensity, tinned veg, mushrooms
Tastes like: Dry, med acid, med+ body, med+ intensity, med alcohol, oak, tinned veg, spice, mushrooms, peach, citrus, tart, med length
Summary: Good, Ready to drink/Can develop further

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