Hickory Hollow Chardonnay 2016: $18.50 Very Good

The Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $18.50 [Very Good] shows the richness of the vintage, with its ripe flavors of apple and pear.  It is a well made wine, with some complexity, and will work as a sipper or with food.

Medium lemon yellow in color, there are airy aromas of ripe apple and pear, coupled with a light floral note and accents of beeswax and butterscotch.  You sense the ripeness of the grapes in this wine.  Medium to full bodied, a bit viscous, with a round mouth feel, balance is good.  Flavors of fresh ripe apple, pear, pineapple, white pepper, and hints of butterscotch and beeswax have very good focus and intensity.  The finish turns more mineral and peppery, with very good length.  September 2017


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