Quails’ Gate Estate Winery 2016 Chardonnay
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
This fresh and concentrated Chardonnay is one of the pillars of the Quails’ Gate portfolio. Winemaker Nikki Callaway has the style nicely dialled in. Taking full advantage of a ripe crop, the majority of the blend was tank fermented with a portion aged in neutral oak barrels to enhance texture and complexity. This Chardonnay is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with concentrated apple and peach notes nicely countered by bright lemony acidity that carries through to a fresh and focused finish. Recommended. 10,600 cases.