Wine: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2021 Reserve Chardonnay
Winery: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Why drink it? Sandra and Kenn Oldfield started Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in 1993 with Bob and Barb Shaunessy, making this winery one of the Okanagan’s oldest. In 2017, it was sold to Andrew Peller Ltd., which still owns it today.
As for this rich, full-bodied Chardonnay, it comes from Tinhorn’s reserve line and spends 18 months in barrels before bottling. With lush notes of vanilla, spice, pear and canned fruit cup flavours, this creamy white is made from Golden Mile Bench grapes and was a silver medal winner at this year’s WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. A Tinhorn Crush Club exclusive.
Located just south of Oliver, B.C., Tinhorn also has a very good restaurant, Miradoro, in case you’re in the region and in need of fine food. Call ahead to book.
Pair with: Creamy white pasta dishes, poached white fish in a simple sauce, roast chicken or Brie and a baguette.
Music pairing: Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac