Chardonnay – Clone 96

bottle of chardonnay clone 96

Chardonnay – Clone 96


2020 Vintage


Winemaking Notes

The Senchuk Vineyard is the home of two clones of Chardonnay, Clone 96 and Clone 548.  In 2020 we hand-harvested the chardonnay clones on September 15.  The grapes are gently whole cluster pressed (separated by Clone) and allowed to settle in tanks for a couple of days.  The Clone 96 juice was then racked into barrel: 2 puncheons and 2 barriques, where spontaneous fermentation took place.  Once alcoholic and malolactic fermentation finished and left the wine in barrel to age for 18 months.  After that time, we skillfully selected the best barrel combination that truly highlighted what is special about the Clone 96 from the Senchuk Vineyard.  This wine settled natural in tank before being bottled in June of 2022.

Tasting Notes

The Clone 96 showcases the beautiful characteristics of one clone from one vineyard.  This wine has incredible depth on the nose that slowly evolves, keeping an interest in seeing what else will appear.  The nose encompasses tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and toasted almonds with a sprinkling of sea salt.  The palate has a rich and creamy texture followed by a delightful saline quality, the perfect balance of richness and brightness.  The wet stone/mineral base is wrapped with lime zest and lemon curd with background flavours of vanilla and baking spices such as cardamom and cinnamon.

Total Production  65 cases

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100% Clone 96 Chardonnay – Senchuk Vineyard


Brix at Harvest: 21.2

Alcohol 12.5%

pH 3.44



When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.

For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.

For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!

ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.

We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.

Out or province rates are as follows:

Quebec: $10 flat rate

All other provinces: $25 flat rate


We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.

  • If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
  • If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
  • Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.


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