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Wine Recommendation

Wolffer Estate Vineyard

2003 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.

Price: $13

Reviewed February 3, 2005 by Lenn Thompson.


The Wine

Winery: Wolffer Estate Vineyard
Vintage: 2003
Wine: La Ferme Martin Chardonnay
Appellation: Hamptons Long Island
Grape: Chardonnay

Review Date: 2/3/2005

The Reviewer

Lenn Thompson

Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,
Long Island Press, Long Island Wine Gazette, Edible East End
and Two words describe his taste in wine — balance and nuance. Lenn prefers food-friendly, elegant wines to jammy, over-extracted fruit bombs and heavy-handed oak. When reviewing, Lenn tastes each wine three times — alone right after opening, with food, and again the next day — believing that 90-second reviews are unrealistic and not how the average person enjoys wine.