2007 Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay

02172009Brad Cooper dropped by my office last week and left me some wine to taste for the site. This is the first to hit my glass.

I’ve always been a fan of the Township 7 wines. Unlike many BC wineries these days, they tend to offer real value for your money. Their wines compete dollar for dollar with pretty much any others in their price range – from anywhere in the world.

The 2007 Chardonnay, which is aged in French and American oak barrels, offers up a beautiful nose of roasted hazelnut, pineapple-tinged tropical fruit and a crisp citrus edge. The flavours are very Burgundian – the lightly nutty tropical fruit is backed up by a very crisp green apple and lemony flinty mineral-edged finish. It’s definitely a food-friendly Chardonnay.

This is a very nice wine for the money. I’d actually go so far as to say it’s currently my favourite under-$20 Chardonnay.

$19.99 from the winery.

4 stars