Hosmer Chardonnay 2014: $14 Fair+ to Good

The Hosmer Winery Chardonnay (Cayuga Lake A.V.A., Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $14 [Fair+ to Good] is a sweetish wine of average concentration that could use some zip.  It is not a good sipper, so consume it with food.

Medium lemon in color, the nose shows light aromas of sweet apple, lemon, and mineral/earth.  It doesn’t make a strong impression.  Medium bodied, off-dry, quite soft, with just a bit of acidity, this wine could use more pep.  Slightly medicinal and sweetish flavors of ripe apple, pineapple, and a touch of lemon are accented by spice and mineral/earth notes.  While the Hosmer has a decent amount of concentration, the flavors fall just short of cloying.  The finish is soft and on the short side.  September 2015.

Note:  This wine did not hold up well overnight in the fridge, so drink it at one sitting.


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014