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Heron Hill Unoaked Chardonnay

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 5
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Proof: 24 ( 12 % by volume
Age: 3 Years
Price: $19.99 750 ml

Flowers, apples, lemongrass, touch of mineral notes. Reminds me of a nice Vouvray in many aspects.

Notes: Grown in somewhat cooler,mineral laden area of their winery, giving the grapes and resulting wine some good mineral and citrus notes and strength of character. Residual Sugar .4%

Appearance: Pristinely clear, very slight yellow green. On swirling show some well formed legs.

First Impression: Citrus, apples,slightly flowery

Taste: Flowers, apples, lemongrass, touch of mineral notes almost a match for the bouquet, with a slightly,pleasantly dry entry with citrus and lovely mineral notes backing up the wine providing nice bones to the structure that the fruit notes hang from. Reminds me of a nice Vouvray in many aspects

Drinks: Maybe a touch of amaro ?

Bottle: Tall 750 bottle dark green bottle with graphics and text. Old school real cork closure (O. K., I’m a traditionalist ) also means it has can be aged (their suggestion is now to 2015) unlike the screwcap stuff.

Other: Nicely done local wine with definite charms. Works well with shrimp, seafood,  enough acidity and punch to stand up to horseradish or other spicy foods making it more versitale than you might think and a great choice when you want a stand up white that can also pair with a lot more food than you would normally think without being something that either fades or overmatches.

Final Thoughts: A wine that I would recommend to have a place in your cellar, especially if you are looking for a Finger Lakes, this one is a stand out.

Website: http://www.heronhill.com
Fast loading, a fair of information about winery and lots of wine information. Simple navigation, easy-to-read. Well thought-out content and descriptions of products. Simple and to-the-point. Unlike many liquor websites you can order the wine directly from their website.

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