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.
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This is one of my favorite local chards...and I THINK that is a picture I took as a matter of fact ;)
Merlot still gets all the props around these parts, but over the past few years, the quality of chardonnay has REALLY gone up.
Maybe local winemakers are finally figuring out how to best make the stuff...
I'm pouring this one on Xmas eve for my in laws!
you're right about the pic. It comes up first in a google image search for "Lenz old vine chardonnay" and is sourced from the appelationamerica site. Hope that's OK.
This was a really nice Chardonnay from the folks at Lenz. Definitely one to get again!
Raise a Glass, Billy
Billy...MORE than alright my friend.
Glad you enjoyed the vino!
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