2010 Greenlane Chardonnay

I had the absolute pleasure of attending a winemakers dinner at Paradiso Burlington where Dianne Smith the winemaker at Greenlane came out to tell us all about there wines. This wine was for me the highlight of the evening. The vines are 8 years old and the wine was fermented 60% in stainless steel and 40% in French oak. Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine has soft vanilla notes along with some mild butterscotch. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length on the finish. It is a milder, smooth, well made wine. I would give it an 88-89. They also have a reserve where all of the wine saw oak as well as Sur de lie. I’d love to try that one! This one shows some amazing promise. A very nice wine indeed. It was very food friendly and was paired with a Confit chicken thigh made with aged goat cheese, which was yummy by the way. $21.95 at the winery.

From the winery’s web site:
Tasting Notes
This 2010 Chardonnay combines the fresh fruit characteristics of our tank ferments with a mouth filling creaminess derived from our barrel fermented and aged portion. Notes of butterscotch and vanilla are enhanced by subtle traces of minerality.

Pairing Recommendations: Enjoy this wine with steamed mussels in a garlic white wine sauce.

Sweetness: Dry Alcohol: 13.6% Released: March 2 2012


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