2017 Black Swift Vineyards 'VIntoro Vy.' Chardonnay

'Vintoro Vineyard is a southwest facing vineyard set in East Kelowna. The 3+ acre site is planted to the highly expressive chardonnay musqué clone. Given its natural power and aromatics, it is barrel-fermented in mostly new French oak. The juice is never racked off the lees, but it is stirred monthly. The wine was barrel fermented and raised in a mix of mostly new French oak puncheons for 24 months, spending the entire time maturing on its lees. It has the Black Swift opulence, and the winemaker Jason Parkes swagger, yet both come with an acidic underside to balance the equation. I would age this wine five years for optimum results, but it could be fun to drink with lobster or crab dripping in butter tonight. Not for the faint-hearted. 89 points' - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted Nov 5th, 2019.