Wolffer Estate Vineyard2003 La Ferme Martin Chardonnay
(Hamptons Long Island)
Eyes: A pale, lemony yellow this wine even looks refreshing in the glass.
Nose: Light aromas of lemons, grapefruit and a touch of vanilla.
Tongue: Filled with layers of citrus fruit and something more tropical, like pineapple and pina colada, all joined by a nice touch of vanilla bean. Medium-bodied, it's slightly tongue coating and offers fun, bright acidity and a surprisingly long finish.
Overall: Surpisingly layered and interesting for the price, my wife and I both really enjoyed this wine, which really changed as it warmed, becoming even more tropical. Wolffer consistently crafts quality wines...even their value La Ferme Martin label.
Reviewed February 3, 2005 by Lenn Thompson.
Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,