Glenora Chardonnay 2014: $14 Fair+ to Good

The Glenora Wine Cellars Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) $14 2014 [Fair+ to Good] is a somewhat acidic Chardonnay with dull earthy/muddy flavors.  It needs food.

Bright light lemon in color, the Glenora has sharp (almost sour) aromas of lemon, candied apple, wax and cream, which are undercut by mild muddy earthy notes.  With air, the nose improves, becoming less harsh and more appealing.  Medium bodied and dry, peppery acidity is on the high side.  Balance is fair.  Flavors of candied green apple, lemon, wax, buttery notes and pepper are a bit dull, and undercut by unappealing wet earthy notes.  The finish is peppery and a slightly harsh, with average length.  September 2015


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