Corey Creek Vineyards2003 Reserve Chardonnay
(North Fork of Long Island)
Over the past couple of years, Corey Creek Vineyards has moved from being its own entity to serving as the white wine label for Bedell Cellars, with the notable exceptions of a rose and cabernet franc under the
This chardonnay, one of two produced under the
In the glass, this wine is a medium, golden-straw color with good clarity. The nose is somewhat nutty with significant toasty oak character, butter and faint apple aromas behind the oak.
Full bodied, but not flabby because of faint acidity, oak-influenced flavors of honey and buttered popcorn dominate what fruit there is, mostly lemon with hints of apple.
Good, but not great and at $25, there are probably better options, though another year or two of bottle age may be just what this wine needs.
Reviewed March 1, 2006 by Lenn Thompson.
Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,