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Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $31.00

Drink: 2019-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd.

Agent: Painted Rock Estate Winery

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This Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016 was reviewed on March 16, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 740462

Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautifully balanced, aromas include golden apple, lemon-lime and pear with some toasty buttered bread notes. Smooth, lots of rich fruit on the palate, with just the right amount of acidity to balance and lengthen the finish. Delicious! Enjoy with chicken, pork or just on its own.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Buttery apple on the nose with apple, lemon and almond notes on the palate. Finishes with a buttery tropical fruit note. Pair with roast chicken.
Sharon Prionas rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Mild aromas with a bit of smokiness. Well-balanced oak with flavours of citrus and tropical fruit. Beautiful wine.

At this price point wouldn't be a every day/weekly wine, but perfect to bring to your Turkey dinner (Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.) or the Chardonnay lover in your life.

Tasted March 12, 2018
Deborah Podurgiel rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Terrific oaky nose on Painted Rock’s Estate Grown Chardonnay (2016) with vanilla, butter, baked goods, opening up to fresh lemon, lime zest and a touch of salinity and flint. On the palate, the Chardonnay is creamy with a full mouthfeel and more brioche, some stonefruit, lemon zest, mineral and oaky notes. In fact, 80% of the wine was aged six months in French oak, 55% new. The balance of the wine was aged in stainless steel with 60% of the total vintage undergoing malolactic conversion. Finishes long and buttery with well-defined flavours, great structure and balanced acidity. Lots of promise on this wine that would benefit from a couple of years of holding time to marry and mellow. Tasted November 2017. Pair with roast chicken.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Light pale yellow color. On the nose, a hint of oak, butter, and lemon citrus. On the palate, it has bright acid, med body. Pair with salads with a more rich vinaigrette.

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