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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc Okanagan Valley Vqa 2010

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grassy, earthy, dry

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Quail's Gate Estate Winery:
In keeping with our family tradition of celebrating memorable moments with good friends, wine and food, we are pleased to provide you with a winery experience that marries all three. Our family appreciates the time you are taking to learn about our wines and what you will experience by visiting the winery!
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Member Reviews for Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc Okanagan Valley Vqa

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Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
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3.00 5
03/07/2012

grassy, earthy, dry


Snooth User: tanin
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/15/2009

Really enjoyed this wine. Tasting true to the notes - zesty and crisp!


External Reviews for Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc Okanagan Valley Vqa

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Vintage: 2006 10/16/2008

The Chenin Blanc vines at the Quails’ Gate vineyard in the north Okanagan are 12 to 15 years old. Tony Stewart, the winery’s president, recalls that his peers at the time discouraged planting the variety, contending that Chenin Blanc had a poor reputation and the wine would be hard to sell. Quails’ Gate persisted and now is the Okanagan’s major producer of this variety. In 2006 the winery made 3,300 cases.Winemaker Grant Stanley fermented the wine in three different batches. Twenty percent was fermented in two-year-old French oak barrels. The remaining 80% was divided between two stainless steel tanks. One was fermented to total dryness while the other was stopped with some residual sugar. The objective was to balance the acidity in the final wine, which is finished with an imperceptible four grams of sugar per litre.The wine jumps from the glass with aromas of honey, honeydew melon and citrus. The palate is exuberant, with flavours of green apples, melons, lime and minerals. The wine’s racy acidity gives it a crisp, zesty and lingering finish. 89 points.



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