*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Macari Vineyards.
It’s not terribly often I get a chance to taste wines from New York. Though I frequently read about them over at Lenn’s place. So when the Macari family contacted me to see if I would like to sample one of their wines, I jumped at the opportunity. Shortly thereafter, the 2007 Macari Reserve Barrel Fermented Chardonnay arrived on my doorstep. The wine hails from the North Fork of Long Island, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for $22.99.
On the nose I found pear, apple, honeyed apriot, butterscotch, cream, peach, and tropical notes. I really enjoyed the nose on the wine. In the mouth I got flavors of apple, pear, white peach, lemon, and some spice. I thought the wine had just the right amount of crispness and acidity and I found the oak influence added nice structure.