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Point Of The Bluff Vineyards

Point Of The Bluff Vineyards
2022 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Point Of The Bluff Vineyards
2022 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of spicy pastry dough and apple strudel with a supple, soft, dryish medium body and a sleek, agreeable finish imparting notes of under ripe pineapple slices, lemon, and earth. An earthy Chardonnay for a nice meal, particularly vegetarian.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spicy pastry dough and apple strudel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of under ripe pineapple slices, lemon, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy Chardonnay for a nice meal, particularly vegetarian.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Their Portfolio

87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $29.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Reserve Dry Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Estate Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2022 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2019 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $21.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $18.00.
BR Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Resereve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Rooftoop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
88 Rooftop Reds 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Rooftop Reds NV Sweater Weather Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $19.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2020 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $40.00.
87 Rooftop Reds NV Blau Nouveau, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Rooftop Reds 2021 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $22.00.

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.