Keuka Spring Chardonnay 2014: $12 Good

If you love buttered popcorn, this might be the Chardonnay for you.  The Keuka Spring Vineyards Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $12 [Good] is a light intensity wine with aromas and flavors of buttered popcorn and ripe apples.  It is an improvement over this winery’s 2013.

Medium lemon in color, the nose at first shows attractive notes of buttered popcorn, butterscotch, sappy apple and hints of earth.  The aromas fade considerably with air.  Round, dry, and satiny in texture, there is some peppery acidity around the edges.  Balance is OK.  Flavors of ripe apple, green apple, buttered popcorn and earth have average concentration.  The finish is peppery, earthy, and short.  October 2015


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