Barnstormer Chardonnay 2014: $18 Good

The Barnstormer Winery Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $18 [Good] is a quaffable wine with light flavors and so-so balance.  It is expensive given its quality level.

Very pale lemon in color, the nose shows light aromas of stone fruit and citrus as well as some unintegrated earthy acidity, which detracts.  Medium bodied, dry and silky, balance is not ideal.  Flavors of stone fruit, pear, and mandarin orange are attractively piquant and make a quick impressive attack, but fade quickly, yielding to nonharmonious  earthy acidity and peppery notes.  The finish is somewhat awkward and on the short side.  June 2015 


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014