Personal bias up front, I like my Chards in a California style. Not too over baked. This wine is somewhere between pale and golden in color. Mild on the nose with a slightly sulphur nose. On the mid pallet this wine is dominated by some strong acidity. Almost tart but not necessarily in a good way. On the finish the wine is dominated by some strong tartness that build in the mouth. Not an overly food friendly wine either. We paired it with scallops and it went ok but not great. There isn’t a hint of vanilla or caramel. For me this wine is not a chard to my tastes. I would give it an 87-88.
From the LCBO web site:
INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2009 VINTAGES 127696 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, White Wine 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
By: Vincor International Inc. – B.C.
Release Date: Jan 7, 2012
Here’s a tasty Chardonnay from the Okanagan. Light gold in the glass, it opens with ripe pear, melon, applesauce and cinnamon toast. Lip-smacking, juicy ripe fruit and bright acidity is backed by toasty oak, leading to a spice-kissed finish. Lovely round texture and good flavour concentration throughout. A nicely balanced, eminently drinkable Chard for planked salmon steaks, or roast pork chops with homemade applesauce. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2011)