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Chronos Pinot Gris Okanagan Valley 2021

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Vintage:2021
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

Under the stewardship of winemaker Lynzee Schatz, Chronos wines are crafted for lovers of the Okanagan Valley terroir. World class quality with depth, complexity, and command of detail. The production of Chronos is precise and unrushed with a connection to the finest winemaking traditions around the world. Raise a glass of Chronos to inspire your most delightful and soul-stirring moments.

Produced from Dragon Mountain Vineyard, the wine is named after the Ogopogo -mythical lake monster. Grown overlooking Okanagan Lake.

The wine opens with notes of Granny Smith apple and stone minerality, followed by citrus and melon. On the Palate, it shows expressive flavors of pear, peach blossom, melon and lemon with a wonderfully long finish.


Winery: TIME Family of Wines


TIME Family of Wines was founded by Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters. The commitment to quality and innovation continues under the stewardship of Ron & Shelley Mayert and the GM Christa-Lee McWatters. Nestled in the heart of Penticton, with vineyards from Osoyoos up to Kelowna, winemaker Lynzee Schatz is able to express the diverse terroir of the entire Okanagan Valley through the Chronos, Evolve, McWatters Collection and TIME brands.


Harry McWatters founded the first estate winery in British Columbia in 1978 and had over 50 vintages under his belt before his passing in 2019. He established TIME Family of Wines in 2013. Harry was also the the founding Chair of Wine Growers BC, the BC Hospitality Foundation and was the one that brough the term Meritage to Canada. Harry McWatters believed that wine was about Time: an occasion with friends and family.


"Our family’s vision is to always strive to be dreamers that create amazing, cutting-edge wines to be enjoyed with family and friends, one glass at a time. It is our guarantee to you, that our wines will be handcrafted in small batches in a way that truly expresses our unique Okanagan terroir."


– CHRISTA-LEE MCWATTERS, GENERAL MANAGER, TIME FAMILY OF WINES


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Tasting notes: 

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Review:

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Review:

The 2021 Pinot Noir Ryan has a medium ruby color and autumnal scents of truffle and forest floor, cinnamon and Earl Grey tea leaves complementing a core of wild berry fruit. (In 2021, the wine comes from the Dutton-Jentoft and Widdoes vineyards rather than 100% from Jentoft as in previous vintages.) The medium-bodied palate is supple and detailed with a concentrated core of mineral-driven fruit. It has a silky texture, energetic acidity and a long, layered finish. This is so delicious and very easy to drink!

-Wine Advocate 97 Points

 

 Wine Advocate: 97
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Review:
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Enjoy now or cellar for 3-5 years,


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