2016 Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay
A light-bodied wine with aromas of crisp green apples and zesty lemons. A perfect summer sipper; this wine's high acidity provides a zippy finish, making it ideal for pairing with fatty white meats or seafood.
A very cold winter led to a spring that saw record levels of rainfall, resulting in explosive vine growth. This was followed some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded for the first week of August in the Okanagan. Even with the slow start to the season, the steady summer heat had our vineyard team harvesting a week earlier than average. Their hard work paid off; aromatic whites are crisp and fresh with a lively palate, while our reds are rich and fruit-forward.
The grapes were sourced from our McIntyre Bluff Vineyard in Oliver on October 4th. This vintage was picked a bit early to retain the acidity typical in unoaked Chardonnay. Pressed straight into stainless steel tank and fermented, this wine has been crafted with the idea of allowing the grape to speak for itself.
Food Pairing Notes
A platter of oysters, fried clams, crab cakes, shrimp ceviche, pork chops with rosemary and lemon, Thai lemongrass soup. Cheese: Camembert, Brie, Munster, Reblochon