Fox Run Vineyards

Reserve Kaiser Vineyard Chardonnay

8.830 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Tart apple, pithy lemon, buttery oak, honey and hints of wet river rock. Great acidity and minerality.

Tart apple, pithy lemon, buttery oak, honey and hints of wet river rock. Great acidity and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2015
Kyle Pallischeck

I've discovered a love for Chardonnay paired with wilted greens. #flxwine

I've discovered a love for Chardonnay paired with wilted greens. #flxwine

Jan 23rd, 2015
Andy W
7.5

Buttery and dry, classic chard

Buttery and dry, classic chard

Apr 18th, 2019
David Belt

2015 vintage
Nice acidity and unoaked

2015 vintage
Nice acidity and unoaked

Apr 23rd, 2018
Laura Cheney

Buttery. Naturally went well with the lobster rolls!

Buttery. Naturally went well with the lobster rolls!

Jul 17th, 2017
Michael Amoruso

Apple pear, always there. Oak notes.

Apple pear, always there. Oak notes.

Sep 6th, 2016
Jason Wild

A really well balanced wine. Subtle oak, nut and butter. Finished with nice refreshing acidity.

A really well balanced wine. Subtle oak, nut and butter. Finished with nice refreshing acidity.

Aug 8th, 2016
James P Grover

When you hike in the Finger Lakes, you can easily think you're in Burgundy or Alsace. The topography is very close and the climate is just a little more continental. So the choice of grape varieties follows naturally. Pear, apple, and a little pineapple fruit come across in this wine. It has some stony and steely minerality, but less than typical for this region. There's a lot of vanilla and butter, with smoke and oak. These latter elements are too strong in my opinion. And the acidity is a little too weak. If that and the fruit were stronger this would be on par with Chablis. So it's a little off balance. But I enjoyed it very much with a salmon salad.

When you hike in the Finger Lakes, you can easily think you're in Burgundy or Alsace. The topography is very close and the climate is just a little more continental. So the choice of grape varieties follows naturally. Pear, apple, and a little pineapple fruit come across in this wine. It has some stony and steely minerality, but less than typical for this region. There's a lot of vanilla and butter, with smoke and oak. These latter elements are too strong in my opinion. And the acidity is a little too weak. If that and the fruit were stronger this would be on par with Chablis. So it's a little off balance. But I enjoyed it very much with a salmon salad.

Jul 30th, 2016
Willie Carter

Tart stuff. Nice acidity with some apples on pears all over the place. I could say more about that but we'll just say it's pleasantly citrusy. The kicker is the minerality that the Finger Lakes are famed for. A really nice, pretty white.

Tart stuff. Nice acidity with some apples on pears all over the place. I could say more about that but we'll just say it's pleasantly citrusy. The kicker is the minerality that the Finger Lakes are famed for. A really nice, pretty white.

May 30th, 2016
Dave Gass

Generally not a big Chardonnay fan, but wow! This chard is amazing! Pineapple on the nose with a perfect dry finish. Top choice for a white! Above most NY Rieslings!!

Generally not a big Chardonnay fan, but wow! This chard is amazing! Pineapple on the nose with a perfect dry finish. Top choice for a white! Above most NY Rieslings!!

Apr 28th, 2016