BOOK TASTING (250) 493-8466
Cart 0 items: $0.00

Chardonnay 2022

Chardonnay 2022
In Stock
Add To Cart
/ Bottle
SKU: 80082334-22

wine profile

This vintage of Chardonnay offers aromas of orange blossom and lemon peel with crème brulée and coconut shavings. The palate is a mix of yellow apple and ripe pear along with lemon butter and custard on the finish. This vibrant wine manages to blend both freshness and silkiness into a long complex finish.

Winemaking notes

This year’s Chardonnay grapes were sourced from some of the South Okanagan’s best sites, including Thomas Ranch in Okanagan Falls and Darkhorse Vineyard in Oliver. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and fermented 84% in barrels and 16% in concrete eggs. In this vintage, 25% of the French oak barrels were new. The wine was aged 9 month sur lie and stirred, with a partial malolactic conversion allowed to occur. 

Vintage Notes

The 2022 season kicked off late with a cool start to the season and finished with an amazingly warm and dry fall. The microclimates within the vineyards played a large role in the ripening of different varietals as the right slope and aspect can help collect warmth on the cooler days. Bud break and flowering was delayed by about two weeks with the cool weather, but August and September came through with higher-than-average temperatures which luckily lasted through most of October as well, ensuring that our late-ripening reds matured.


Thomas Ranch & Darkhorse Vineyard 

Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
September 30, 2021
5.5 g/L
Bottling Date
August 29 2022
Residual Sugar
0.5 g/L
Alcohol %