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Chaberton Estate Winery

Chaberton is the Fraser Valley's oldest and most respected winery, their current cellar of wines is simply amazing. Barbara and I were honoured to enjoy a private wine tasting with General Manager Brain Ensor recently.

 

The 2017 estate grown Madelene Sylvander is going to be one of my favourite wines for summer sipping and will certainly make its way onto our list of summer patio wines. It has a lovely floral nose with flavourable notes of sweet melon and honey.

Chaberton Pinot Gris

The 2017 Pinot Gris comes from the Stoneboat Vineyards of the Okanagan, and Blind Creek Vineyards of the Similkammen. Soaked for 19 hours, then whole grapes pressed to allow for the coral colour. The wine provides a touch of sparkle, and provides hints of grapefruit with a nice finish. An excellent wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc came through as another fine Chaberton wine. The grapes are from the Blind Creek Vineyard in Cawston. The aroma is one of tropical fruits, a nice body provides notes of pineapple. Very nice!!

Chardonnay

The next selection was a 2017 Chardonnay, which was exactly what you would expect from a good Chardonnay..

The 2007 Gewurztramminer was sensational. An amazing wine, well done Andrea Lee ( winemaker). The grapes were sourced from the Rockey Ridge Vineyard in the Similkameeen Valley. It features wonderful florall note, a little nutmeg and spice hints. What makes it special is the candy ginger on the palate. WOW!

Another very impressive wine, the 2010 Mertage. No wonder it wins awards at major competitons. Dominated by blackberry flavours that linger on the pallet.

Oh! Did I forget to mention the estate grown Bacchus, well it just keeps getting better in my opinion. Perhaps I just wanted to keep this special wine all to myself! Neither am I going to mention the Siegerrebe, far too good!

I will, however, tell you what was Barbara's favourite, the 2014 Syrah, of which a bottle made its way to our humble cellar.

Chaberton 2014 Reserve Syrah

2014 Reserve Syrah

We tip our hat to Andrea Lee and and the team at Chaberton

Chaberton Estate Winery
1064-216th St.,
Langley, BC V2Z 1R3

Chaberton's Bacchus

bbell@winesofcanada.com

 

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