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Wine Recommendation

Peconic Bay Winery 2004 Steel Fermented Chardonnay  (North Fork of Long Island)

Peconic Bay Winery

2004 Steel Fermented Chardonnay
(North Fork of Long Island)

Peconic Bay — If you're from Long Island, you've had the famous scallops — but have you had the wines?

Winemaker Greg Gove crafts a wide range of wines — from unquestionably sweet, entry-level wines to simple, good-value blends, to vintage-dependant quality reds, to some of the best locally made aromatic whites.

If dry, focused wines are your cup of tea (or wine) try Gove's 2004 Steel Fermented Chardonnay. Before you tell me you don't like Chardonnay — just try this one. Reared completely in stainless steel tanks, this wine is a pure, unadulterated expression of the Chardonnay grape. Lemony-fresh on the nose with hints of tangerine zest, the palate features terrific, bright acidity balanced with soft citrus fruit flavors and a clean, appetite-whetting finish.

At $13 this is one of Long Island's best wine values – and one that belongs right next to those Peconic Bay scallops.

Reviewed July 11, 2006 by Lenn Thompson.

The Wine

Winery: Peconic Bay Winery
Vintage: 2004
Wine: Steel Fermented Chardonnay
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grape: Chardonnay
Price: 750ml $16.00

Review Date: 7/11/2006

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.