Producer: Wolffer Estate
Region: Long Island AVA
ABV: 13.3%
Price: $19*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Wolffer Estate 2017 Chardonnay

87 points

Well-priced and ideally suited to the changing seasons, this 100% chardonnay has aromas that start off with ripe, juicy pear and peach but also feature notes of spicy lees and pineapple.

Medium bodied, the palate offers fresh fruit qualities — more pear and peaches, but also yellow apple — with a gently creamy mid-palate and a nice bit of well-integrated acidity for freshness. Balanced and elegant, this is the kind of chardonnay winemaker Roman Roth is known for making year in and year out. As it warms to room temperature, there is an earthy note on the end of the finish that is somewhat distracting. Don't drink it ice cold, but keep it cool.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched TheCorkReport.us in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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