Nose has ripe yellow apple, creamy oak goodness, pineapple core and browned butter.
Palate has ripe pineapple, under-ripe pineapple, ripe yellow apple, light oak notes with notable acidity still and medium finish. Still many, many years to go on this wine, drink 2025-2030+ from proper storage. Decanted 8H.
I'll reiterate prior comments, this is a unique wine...Winery notes:
"80% of the grapes were immediately whole cluster pressed. The Chardonnay was fermented in French oak with about 16% new oak. The remaining 20% of the grapes were placed, single layer, in shallow trays for six weeks following the traditional Passito method. After natural dehydration, the grapes were gently pressed and fermented in barrels. The two fractions were blended prior to bottling. A full malolactic fermentation lowered the acidity and improved the texture of the wine. The wine was gently filtered prior to bottling." — 12 hours ago
Had a glass at the winery and it tasted good enough to buy a bottle and bring home. So … at home , it pours a deep ruby color. Aroma of red raspberry and berries and a hint of smoke? . Cherries and raspberries in the middle with a dry pucker at the finish. — a day ago
Nose has chocolate covered cherry, raspberry jam on old saddle leather, stemmy notes, moist garden soil, ripe black cherry and (faint) licorice/anise notes.
Palate has black cherry, blackberry, dried oak, dried cranberry with moist loam on the medium length finish. A young bottle still, please cellar and enjoy 2026-2036 from proper storage. Decanted 8H.
Paired to 12H salted, then Asian BBQ rub, grilled, local pork chops from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY). Please support your local farming resources. — 2 hours ago
Fabulous! Local and wonderful. So pleased to know that this was born in our backyard! — 11 days ago
I love this wine. Don’t snooze on these New York State wines. Lovely and refreshing, tart and smooth mouthfeel, aromatic and just a joy to drink. But great with a variety of foods: the acidity and length pair well with spicy and rich foods alike. Get this and enjoy it! — 8 days ago