Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay

Since it's the weekend I thought it would be nice to blog about wine again! Lets ignore the fact that its 8 o'clock in the morning! I just want you to be prepared for the weekend with a great wine suggestion. :) I've been blogging about a lot of local British Columbia wines since I started this blog, and there's a reason for it - they're good! I like to support local wineries particularly when most of them produce such quality wines.
White wine is best to consume in the summer, particularly when its hot outside like it is right now. White wine has the ability to maintain its flavor characteristics despite the fact that it will likely warm up in your glass. With red wine, as soon as it warms beyond about 18 degrees celsius it begins to change flavour and lose its flavour characteristics, likely leaving you with something not very pleasant tasting in your glass. Thus it is best left to when you're sipping in an air conditioned restaurant or for consuming on cooler days! Since the weather is so hot, I'm going to share with you the 2008 Chardonnay from Tinhorn Creek in the South Okanagan. It was a really refreshing wine and really enjoyable to drink. Here are the tasting notes from the winemaker:

"There is something special about Chardonnay grown in the South Okanagan:
its buttery richness is beautifully counterbalanced by crisp, juicy green
apple acidity. Our 2008 is a super-refreshing take on Chardonnay, combining
classic Okanagan aromas of flowers and herbs, peaches, apples, and citrus
fruits. The complex flavours include vanilla and nutty, leesy, and mineral

The winemaker also notes that this wine is excellent paired with crab, halibut, chicken, turkey, and shellfish. But it's also great to drink on it's own. Have a great weekend and be sure to take some time to relax and enjoy a great glass of vino! Cheers!

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