Paumanok Festival Chardonnay 2014
|Appellation||North Fork of Long Island|
Wine EnthusiastThis unoaked Chardonnay highlights a remarkable intensity of fruit flavors-from zesty tangerine and lime to ripe, rich yellow cherry and peach. While refreshingly crisp and sprightly on the palate, it boasts a long, blossomy finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Festival Chardonnay is unoaked and comes in at 12% alcohol. This is a straightforward white in some respects. It's not big, deep or powerful. It is very well done in its style, though. Doing pretty much everything else very well, it is a nice value. Fresh, clean and a little steely, it projects nice fruit on the crisp and juicy finish as as it airs out and warms up. Its ability to balance fruit and acidity is excellent. Just drink it young and fresh, because "fresh" will be what it does best at its peak, no matter how long it theoretically lasts. It should be a big hit this summer.