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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay
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15½/20

Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRich, tropical and wooded, this full-bodied chardonnay reflects both the hot 2015 autumn, and the warmth of the Golden Mile Bench. The whole bunch pressing and fermentation, partial aging in French oak (50 percent new) and MLF only up the generosity here, one that coats the palate with a thick layer of creamy lees, dense pear, ripe peach, vanilla and butterscotch. Too much wood, too little acid to be balanced. That said, if you prefer a ripe, full, sweeter style (think old school Cali) but want to support local, look no further.Tasted: 12 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 34.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tinhorn Creek VineyardsUPC: 624802981314