Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Peconic Bay Chardonnay Lowerre Family Estate - La Barrique 2010 (NY)
OK, so I am not one much for oaky chardonnays. Yes, I can glug one down with the best of them. Life's not so hard. But it's not my first choice of white wine That said, I can appreciate a good one.
And that's why I am writing about this one. The Peconic Bay Chardonnay Lowerre Family Estate - La Barrique 2010 is a special wine. A very special wine. Winemaker Greg Gove fermented this white wine in the barrel. Lots of apple and pear. Really lovely fruit up front. Also so tropical notes and floral notes as well. And of course a creaminess, but not too much, with a lovely refreshing finish. Good acids help keep this wine fresh and not overly oaky, made with too much butter and sugar like so many California chards. This is a light, elegant, crisp wine with complexity and great layers of flavor. This wine is one you can just keep sipping and sipping.
This is a very special wine that you can drink now or lay down for five more years. It is gorgeous and lush! Fantastic!