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Black Swift Vineyards Hart Street Vineyard Chardonnay
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Black Swift Vineyards Hart Street Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Hatch is behind this Black Swift release from a single vineyard site in east Kelowna that is the coolest and the most northern of their chardonnay labels. It’s a terrific addition to their goal “to create the first exclusively single vineyard, multi-regional wine project in British Columbia; one which seeks to capture the diversity of our young, but exceptional region.” Winemaker Jason Parkes assessed the site and the fruit and was inspired to emulate the Chablis style. In fact, it’s a good play given the delicate textures here and that long clean subtle palate with just a hint of lemon, sage and salty wet stones. More acid would be the final solution.Tasted: 04 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 43.00 winery direct Producer: The HatchDistributors: Winery Direct
Lone Tree Cellars
Varietal: ChardonnayUPC: 626990277002