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Black Swift Pinecrest Vineyard Chardonnay
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Black Swift Pinecrest Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBlack Swift is the single vineyard, premium project from the team at The Hatch winery. This chardonnay is from West Kelowna's organically farmed Pinecrest Vineyard, and I tasted the 249th bottle out of the 600 produced. Full-bodied, potent and creamy, this is 44-year-old vines and 14 months in new French oak puncheons. Medicinal lemon, ripe yellow apple, lemon curd and ample, creamy lees are perfumed with sweet white flowers and apple blossom. Lovely concentration in a riper, sun-sweetened and expansive style. Would love to see this just a squeeze tighter.Tasted: 09 March 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 49.99 winery direct Producer: The HatchCSPC: 40063UPC: 626990227304