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Unionville Vineyards

Unionville Vineyards
2013 Mountain Road, Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35.95

Unionville Vineyards
2013 Mountain Road, Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Golden yellow color. Bright, buttery aromas of pineapple buttercream, lemon cake, and white toffee with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length apple tart, lime curd, exotic tropical fruit, and vanilla finish with light oak. a fun, flavorful oak accented chardonnay that is sure to please.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: pineapple buttercream, lemon cake, and white toffee
Taste Flavor: apple tart, lime curd, exotic tropical fruit, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: a fun, flavorful oak accented chardonnay that is sure to please.
The Producer

Unionville Vineyards

The Producer
9 Rocktown Rd
Ringoes, NJ 08551
USA
1 908-788-0400
Chardonnay
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.
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