Chardonnay From New York!

*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.

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5 Responses

  1. Sounds like a great New York Chardonnay.

    Your tasting notes made me hungy!

  2. Thanks Randy!

    I am not a bully Patrick!

  3. I haven’t had the 2007 Macari yet but the 2003 was fabulous, here’s the review. Looks like they have continued the tradition with the new release. There are some really lovely Chardonnays being produced here in the Empire State. For a big list with reviews check out <a href=”http://winesny.com/NewYorkWines/Articles/Chardonnay-2009/New-York-Chardonnay-TOC-2009.aspx”. The terroir in NY is perfect for cool climate loving Chardonnay and the locals have been doing good things with the varietal. Wines are generally more Burgundian than the Chard’s from Cali, not better or worse but different.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Alvin and for the info!

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