Lenz Winery Old Vine Chardonnay 2004 wine review by (PB)
This is one of the wines sent to us by Lenz Winery–North Fork Long Island for review.
It is a lovely rich golden yellow pour with a room filling bouquet of sweet candied butterscotch with creme brulee notes, and citrus. There isn't a hint of alcohol in the nose which in my experience is a bit unique.
This is a wine that is a delight just to smell and behold in the glass; this is what compels enophiles to spend their early retirements searching wine after wine for something special.
Swirl, sniff and draw a mouthful in letting it's buttery texture linger on the tongue. Fruit filled flavors of pears, and apples, with a gentle vanilla touch built on a solid foundation of clean acidity make this a very nice food wine. It doesn't overwhelm, it accompanies and accentuates your pairing and leaves your mouth cleansed ready for the next bite.
This wine has a price point of $25 and its well worth it (find it here). Do not serve this wine too cold! It does much better around 65 degrees than at cellar temp (55 degrees). Raise a glass to another New York success.