Corcoran Vineyards Chardonnay

We picked this bottle of wine up at Corcoran Vineyards (formerly Waterford Vineyards) in VA when we took my brother in law and sister in law wine tasting last month. The wine is a 2005 Waterford Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (as it was bottled before the name change was necessitated by a large corporation knocking on the door) and cost us $18. It had a plastic cork and clocked in at a mere 12% alcohol, very good for a weeknight wine!

The wine was fermented mostly in stainless tanks, and I believe put in neutral oak for a short period to finish it.

On the nose I found lemon, slight oak, green apple, and pear. In the mouth, the wine was smooth, with none of the oak flavor. I got flavors of lemon, lime, and green apple. The wine had a very nice finish and a creamy mouthfeel. Another good white offering from a VA winery.

I have to say that in my now over 4 years tasting in VA, the wines have come a very long way, and I am now routinely impressed by the various vineyards we visit. Hopefully we will have a chance to get to different parts of VA wine country this fall!

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  1. Are you going to make it to the Mt. Vernon Wine Festival this year? There are 20 or so Virginia wineries that are participating (Three Fox Vineyards, my place of part-time employment, amongst them). I think it’s sold out now, but I find this to be one of the more enjoyable VA wine festivals. In case you can make it, my wife and I will be pouring for Three Fox this Friday!

  2. Didn’t know about it Nate. I’ll keep my eye out next year and try to get tickets before it sells out!

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