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Wine Recommendation

Jason's Vineyard

2001 Chardonnay
(North Fork of Long Island)

Jason’s Vineyard 2001 Chardonnay ($19) is barrel fermented and aged sur lees for eight months in new French oak, but the oak character isn’t overbearing or overwhelming.

The wine offers an aromatic nose of crisp apples, pears and subtle toasty oak nuances. When over chilled, the palate is a bit sharp, but as the wine warms, this medium-bodied chardonnay begins to unfurl, displaying excellent, controlled balance between fruit, oak influence and acidity. Very Burgundian in style, the finish is lengthy with honey pear flavors that fade slowly over several seconds.

Reviewed September 30, 2005 by Lenn Thompson.


The Wine

Winery: Jason's Vineyard
Vintage: 2001
Wine: Chardonnay
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grape: Chardonnay

Review Date: 9/30/2005

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.