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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of pineapple, underripe peach, baked apples, and zucchini blossom with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, buoyant finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking unoaked Chardonnay.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: hints of pineapple, underripe peach, baked apples, and zucchini blossom
Taste Flavor: hints of pineapple, underripe peach, baked apples, and zucchini blossom
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking unoaked Chardonnay.

The Producer

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Producer
5712 State Route 414
5712 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2565

Their Portfolio

86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.7% (USA) $16.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 14% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 14.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 19.2% (USA) $21.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.3% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.7% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Gewürztraminer, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 14.3% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $31.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.6% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.8% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.3% (USA) $12.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat, Niagara, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Pink Cat Blush, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Red Blend, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Dark, Concord, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Port, Finger Lakes 18.2% (USA) $17.00.
98 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 22% (USA) $21.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.4% (USA) $17.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 12.6% (USA) $18.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.7% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Schooner White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $17.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13.6% (USA) $29.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13.9% (USA) $31.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Stag Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat, Niagara, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Pink Cat Blush, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Dark, Concord, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 21.6% (USA) $21.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Merlot, Finger Lakes 14.4% (USA) $31.00.

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.