McCall Wines

North Fork Unoaked Chardonnay

8.83 ratings
-no pro ratings
North Fork, Long Island, 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
Gil Krakowsky

I just like the hell out of this wine. So many of these unoaked chards are shrill, picked too early, made with fruit that required to coverage of oak and manipulation so that they are either unbalanced or perfectly fine but just not interesting. And the truth is all you want in one of these is just A LITTLE interesting at a porch pounding price point

This wine absolutely delivers in spades on those dimensions. $18. From very old vines by north fork standards (30 years) with 3 years of age. This one also undergoes MLF, which many of the genre choose not to with shrill, austere and/or one dimensional results.

A smile-enduring nose of summer - peaches in the market with their scent activated by the sun, white flowers and citrus flowers, Juicy citrus fruits like clementine. Some nice body and texture, juicy without being overly fruity - more on the fresh squeezed juice side of things, and with solid med to med + acidity that refreshes the palate. String finish emohasizing fuzzy yellow peach. Certainly very giving, easy breezy, but fresh and transparent, never opulent or cloying. A go to summer drink.

I just like the hell out of this wine. So many of these unoaked chards are shrill, picked too early, made with fruit that required to coverage of oak and manipulation so that they are either unbalanced or perfectly fine but just not interesting. And the truth is all you want in one of these is just A LITTLE interesting at a porch pounding price point

This wine absolutely delivers in spades on those dimensions. $18. From very old vines by north fork standards (30 years) with 3 years of age. This one also undergoes MLF, which many of the genre choose not to with shrill, austere and/or one dimensional results.

A smile-enduring nose of summer - peaches in the market with their scent activated by the sun, white flowers and citrus flowers, Juicy citrus fruits like clementine. Some nice body and texture, juicy without being overly fruity - more on the fresh squeezed juice side of things, and with solid med to med + acidity that refreshes the palate. String finish emohasizing fuzzy yellow peach. Certainly very giving, easy breezy, but fresh and transparent, never opulent or cloying. A go to summer drink.

Aug 9th, 2019
Lorraine Rizzo-Giordano

An extremely nice crisp Chardonnay Love the unoaked factor

An extremely nice crisp Chardonnay Love the unoaked factor

Oct 17th, 2015
Mieke S

Mieke had this 9 months ago

Mieke had this 9 months ago

Aug 5th, 2020