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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Chardonnay 2012

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Chardonnay 2012

Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $23.95

Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Blue Mountain

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Subtle, yet brilliantly expressive Chardonnay that would be divine with Black River Mozzarella cheese from Ontario! This cheese producer also makes mozzarella inflected with hot pepper and dried herbs. The regular Mozzarella is terrific on its own or as a pizza topping, then bring in the Blue Mountain Chardonnay, which is rich and mouth-filling but not heavy. This is a wine of beautiful contradictions ... I guess that adds up to complexity. Seductive aromas of toasted almond, pear and yellow apple. Surely Blue Mountain is one of our best Canadian wine producers.

This Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed on August 30, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Love the hazelnut richness on the nose that opens up like clouds parting a spring day to reveal freshness (acidity) and green apple vibrancy. Surely this is one of BC's best producers of Chardonnay (and Pinot Noir). Almost full-bodied. Totally rapturous. Lemon sunshine in a glass, from opening salvo to the zesty finish. Balanced and complex: the BC Chardonnay is everything you want (and need) it to be.

This white wine was 50% fermented and aged in stainless steel and the remaining 50% fermented and aged in 3 year old French oak barrels for 7 months. - Community Wine Reviews
The 2012 Chardonnay displays complex flavours of lemon and lime fruit notes on the mid palate and finish. The sur-lie process adds rich mouthfeel sensation. The structure of the wine will allow it to age beautifully for 4-6 years.

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