Lenz Winery Chardonnay “White Label” 2004 wine review by (PB)
Another sample wine from our friends at Lenz Winery in Long Island (North Fork) New York is a gentle gold color with a pronounced bouquet of apple, pear and citrus and a definite touch of *vanilla. (*Vanilla flavors/aromas usually come from the oak in which the wine is aged however this “White Label” Chard is unoaked. Hey, I just call it as I sees it!)
Also note that I review all wines without reading anything about the wine including the winery’s description of the wine which it often prints on the label.
The citrus base is prominent and while fruit is a little thin, this is a solid--even ideal--food wine with a vibrantly acidic foundation. For a $12 Chardonnay, it is straight forward, uncomplicated and well made. Raise a glass!