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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
New York
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
88
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SKU: 1099

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This wine is sold at our Lake George & Bolton Landing Tasting Rooms, the Queensbury Winery Headquarters, AND is available for Shipping or Pickup

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
New York
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aged in American Oak Barrels for eight months, this Chardonnay opens with a delightful toasted oak aroma with undertones of fresh thyme. The first sip of this reserve wine delivers crisp green apple flavors that quickly mellow and blend with pleasant buttery tones and a lasting oaky, vanilla finish.
Ratings
88 pts: World Value Wine Challenge; 86 pts: Wine Enthusiast Magazine; 87 pts: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier - Planet Grape Wine Review: ""Round, creamy, nutty and lightly oxidative with notes of lemon meringue pie, bananas foster, ginger, peach and dried pineapple."""
Awards
GOLD: 2015 Sommelier Challenge (2014 vintage); SILVER: 2017 World Value Wine Challenge (2016 vintage); SILVER: 2015 INDY International Wine Competition (2014 vintage); BRONZE: 2018 Tastings World Wine Championships (2016 vintage)
Winemaker Notes
Bursting with bright tropical notes on the nose, the 2020 vintage of Barrel Aged Chardonnay showcases coconut, star fruit, honeysuckle, and butter at first approach. This vintage started on 9/19/20 which is early for Chardonnay but due to the warm temperatures in the summer, the grapes were harvested when an ideal acidity to brix ratio was met. Fermentation took 10 days in 100% American oak barrels, followed by malolactic fermentation, and kept on the lees for 4 months to provide that traditional barrel chardonnay taste. Strong notes of coconut and pineapple are vividly apparent upon first taste with outlying notes of lemon peel and yellow apple. The winemaking crew recommends pairing this with a brie-style cheese or butternut squash on a nice crisp fall day.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair it with rich dishes like steak bearnaise, veal or lamb chops, and decadent shellfish and risotto - sharp cheddar or blue cheeses also pair well.
Other Notes
Label Image: Indulge in the tranquil quiet of the Adirondacks at a special spot for two overlooking Lake George.

Product Reviews

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Chris
(Oct 20, 2016 at 1:52 PM)
Just the right amount of oak

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Darcy
(Nov 19, 2016 at 4:57 PM)
Delightful! The oaky flavor leaves you just wanting more. Such a great blend.

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Vicki
(Mar 3, 2017 at 6:12 PM)
Great flavor. Very smooth. My favorite Chardonnay .

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Kevin Torrens
(Jul 25, 2017 at 3:32 PM)
Love the oak! But doesn't overpower

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Holly Benton
(Sep 25, 2017 at 2:14 PM)
Wonderful oaky taste. Difficult to get since you can't ship to my state but well worth the wait.

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Maureen
(Dec 9, 2017 at 5:29 PM)
This is everything I love about Chardonnay. It's bright & crisp but mellow too. Yum.

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April Tiberio
(Aug 14, 2018 at 5:25 PM)
I'm strictly a chardonnay drinker and this is BY FAR the best chardonnay I've had. 5 BIG stars!!

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Lea
(May 12, 2019 at 11:58 AM)
I've had a lot of chardonnays in my life but this is the one I keep dreaming of. It was honestly the best I've ever had. I had it first at a wine festival and bought a couple of bottles, but unfortunately it's not sold in any stores in the New York City area. Please sell this truly unforgettable wine in more stores!

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Cheryl Ferens
(Sep 4, 2019 at 1:58 PM)
I absolutely love this Chardonnay! It has the perfect amount of oak! Can’t wait until the wine festival next year to replenish my supply!

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Anita Wertz
(Jan 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM)
This Chardonnay is to die for. It has the perfect amount of Oak and creamy finish. We love it.

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Lynn
(Jan 25, 2020 at 2:17 PM)
You can't fix perfect. This wine is not overdone or to 'Oaky' but just enough to make it stand out as a great wine.

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Evan
(Jan 26, 2020 at 11:16 AM)
We love this oaky, buttery barrel aged Chardonnay. It hits that “sweet spot” between the classic whites and reds, and pairs well with many types of dishes.

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Susan Williams
(May 8, 2020 at 12:32 PM)
I do like oaky wines, and this is an excellent choice. Smooth and tasty.

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