Shaw Vineyard Reserve Finger Lakes Chardonnay 2003

Ratings on Delectable

Christopher Bates Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

Cause it's fucnominal!

Cause it's fucnominal!

9.5

James P Grover

Oak and apple flavors hit when you first taste this, along with oak, vanilla and a little butter in the nose. It has moderate green apple and citrus acidity and a little oxidation at first. As it airs it picks up a nutty note and some stony minerality comes out too. With a little more time a toasty almost molasses flavor comes up. As it gets progressively more oxidized it goes to a simpler citrus-apple flavor. This is probably a little too old, but still interesting. This vineyard sells a lot of long cellared bottles at its shop, not otherwise likely to be available, giving a chance to try some things just to see how they are. It's well worth a visit.

Oak and apple flavors hit when you first taste this, along with oak, vanilla and a little butter in the nose. It has moderate green apple and citrus acidity and a little oxidation at first. As it airs it picks up a nutty note and some stony minerality comes out too. With a little more time a toasty almost molasses flavor comes up. As it gets progressively more oxidized it goes to a simpler citrus-apple flavor. This is probably a little too old, but still interesting. This vineyard sells a lot of long cellared bottles at its shop, not otherwise likely to be available, giving a chance to try some things just to see how they are. It's well worth a visit.

9.5

Location

  • 148 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 12pm-7pm

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