Monday, August 11, 2008

Lenz Gold Label Chardonnay 2005

Done in what winemaker Eric Fry calls the West Coast Style (oaked), this Chardonnay from The North Fork of Long Island is made from grapes grown on mature vines, barrel fermented then aged in French oak barrels. It is rich, heavy and has complex fragrances of banana cream and vanilla as opposed to the the fresh ripe fruit style of the White Label Chardonnay previously tasted. The back label says this one can stand up to richer dishes that might overpower a more delicate wine, and I agree that it's a good food wine. $20.

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