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Wine Recommendation

Jamesport Vineyards

2004 East End Series Chardonnay
(North Fork of Long Island)

This Jamesport Vineyards offering is a crisp, decidedly refreshing and appetite-whetting white wine. Its nose presents ripe peach with wisps of vanilla, but also hints at richer, more tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Comparable flavors follow through onto the palate and are framed by a palate-cleansing zing of acidity and accented by a minerally finish.

This isn't an overly complex wine, but it serves its purpose. Not only does the wine lend itself to our local fish and shellfish, but  ten-percent of the proceeds from its sale goes to the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT), an organization that, among other things, strives teach locals how to farm their own shellfish.

Winemaker Les Howard hopes "Perhaps one day the shellfish in our local waters will come back in the numbers there were 30 years ago."

Grade: B+ and an impressive value

Reviewed March 1, 2006 by Lenn Thompson.


The Wine

Winery: Jamesport Vineyards
Vintage: 2004
Wine: East End Series Chardonnay
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grape: Chardonnay

Review Date: 3/1/2006

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.