Last fall I opened up a bottle of Jonathan Edward Chardonnay
2008. Jonathan Edwards is a bi-coastal winemaker, who makes wine in California
and Connecticut. Located down in the south east corner of the state, not far
from Mystic, Jonathan Edwards is as pretty a winery as you will find in New
Set among the rolling Connecticut hills, the bright white
farm buildings stand in beautiful contrast to smart, well-made stone walls, and
there are row after gorgeous row of beautiful vines. I have always opined, see
well-kept vines, and you will taste great wine.
Jonathan is among my favorite batch of winemakers in the state, and his
wines are excellent.
I pulled this wine out of my wine cellar sooner than I had
intended. This was in my stockpile of New England/East Coast wines to cellar
for a while. Not so. I broke down one warm day this past fall, dying to try a
clean, beautiful white wine. And did I ever.
Crisp and bright, with pears and green apples, this wine
was, as ever, a revelation. The acidity was solid, and kept the fruit fresh,
and the mineral of the rolling Connecticut farm hills came forth nicely.
A really, really lovely wine!