John Schreiner says this: 40 Knots Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 ($22.90 for 414 cases). The grapes for this wine were grown, and very well grown, in the Comox Valley. The alcohol is just 11.9% but the flavours are ripe. Light, dry and refreshing, this wine has aromas and flavours of apples and pineapples. It is well balanced with a tangy finish. 90. Karl from My Wine Pal says this: 40 Knots Uncloaked Chardonnay 2016 ($22.90) – “A stainless steel driven Chardonnay to reflect the freshness and purity of fruit in this timeless variety. Showcasing the vineyard and not the barrel. A clean, fresh, and disrobed Chardonnay.” This wine is uncloaked in the sense that oak barrels are not used so that the fruit flavour of the Chardonnay grape can fully express itself. This wine is bright lemon colour in the glass. Medium intensity nose showing lemon, lees and a hint of flint. With decanting you also get some stone fruit aromas. The wine is dry, and roundish. Acidic prickle up front but then gets smooth on the mid-palate. Apples and pears mainly, with a hint of peach and light citrus flavours. With decanting some of the flintiness I picked up on the nose, shows up on the palate. The wine also tastes a bit-off dry with decanting. Medium length, finishing with a mix of stone fruit, citrus and some leafiness. One fruit flavour does not stand out; a blend of flavours. Decanting makes this wine much more elegant to me. Decanting recommended. Rating: – An elegant sip. Not overtly fruit, but gives you a mix of apples, stone fruit and citrus flavours. 4.5 stars
A stainless steel driven Chardonnay to reflect the freshness and purity of fruit in this timeless variety. Showing the vineyard, not the barrel. A clean, fresh and disrobed Chardonnay.