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Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2011, British Columbia

Rating
91.00
Year
2011
Region
Okanagan
Varietal
Chardonnay
Price
$21.90

What a treat. Full-bodied, round and silky, this sublimely balanced white offers ripe pineapple, peach, citrus, cold butter and vanilla characters, with fresh acidity on the harmonious finish. Expertly crafted, it was mainly aged in stainless steel for freshness, with 20 per cent of the juice matured in French oak for three months to add rounded mellowness. And there are dabs of viognier and muscat mixed in with the chardonnay for aromatic verve. Available in British Columbia liquor stores and through the winery, poplargrove.ca.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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