Friday, December 22, 2006
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.