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2005 Lakewood Vineyards Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Winery: Lakewood Vineyards

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $13

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 86 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: August 14, 2007

Wine Review: This wine opens with a pleasant oak bouquet with hints of vanilla. This is a result of the winemaker using New York state oak barrels. A nice local touch, with a positive overall effect. On the palate, the wine is nicely balanced and has butter apple flavors. The finish is dry and a touch tingly. A nice effort from Lakewood in a region that does struggle with Chardonnay. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 Chardonnay's soft toasty nose is complimented by mouthwatering aromas of vanilla, butter and toast. The perfect balance of fruit and acid make this Chardonnay a food friendly wine. Elegantly dry, this plushly textured wine blossoms with rich creamy foods (anything with an alfredo sauce or butter steamed seafood).

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