Saturday, February 17, 2007

Lenz Old Vines Chardonnay 2004 Wine Review (NW)

In the interest of full disclosure, Lenz Winery, on the North Fork of Long lsland, NY, sent this wine complimentary to The Wine Cask blog.

Tasting notes:
Pretty golden color
Tropical fruit and some butterscotch on the nose
Lively acidity on the palate
Finishes with lemon, apple, and a lingering cream
After warming up a bit, this wine showed its true colors. It developed depth and richness, and became very enjoyable. It's an oaked-style of Chardonnay, but not overly so. There is a good balance of flavors and a strong backbone.

The reference price on the wine is $25. At this price point, I expect a lot out of a Chardonnay and this one delivers. Lenz has impressed me with their white wines. I haven't been crazy about the reds, but the whites are high quality. If you're in the New York area and see this on a restaurant wine list, check it out. Or even better, follow the wine trail out on the North Fork of Long Island. And raise a glass!

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