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Ingle Vineyard Chardonnay 2005

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Wine Characteristics An elegantly structured wine with layers of fruit, mineral and oak, this wine will continue to gain in complexity for the next several years. Grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed to keep the integrity of the fruit and accentuate the terroir of Ingle Vineyard. Barrel fermented in 100% new oak barrels (1/2 Hungarian, 1/2 Russian) and aged for 10 months “sur lie”. After fermentation ceases the barrels are stirred (battonage) twice a week until the new year, then twice a month until summer, and in the end once a month in order to improve mid-palate structure. The final blend is 70% barrel fermented and 30% stainless steel. All of this attention to detail is reflected in this extraordinary wine. Rated 88 points by the Beverage Testing Institute. Food Pairings Pairs well with poultry and roasted white meats but still retains enough citrus and acidity to go well with most delicate fish dishes. Try this wine with Thomas’s Chinese Aunt’s Corn Cream Soup or Duxelles Stuffed Mushroom Caps Awards Double Gold - Best-of-Appellation

Region: USA » New York » Finger Lakes

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. For over 35 years the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, Heron Hill has steadily grown from a small 5,000 case winery... Read more
Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. For over 35 years the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, Heron Hill has steadily grown from a small 5,000 case winery that only made white wines into a dynamic 20,000 case production facility and entertainment destination for more than 50,000 people every year. Heron Hill’s grape grower and owner, John Ingle often says that Heron Hill has “boot prints in its vineyards, not tire tracks.” People maintain the vines at Heron Hill, not machines. This personal approach and commitment to quality is evident throughout every aspect of making, serving, and selling Heron Hill’s wines. These guiding principles have remained constant through the years – from hand-maintaining the vineyards to hand-harvesting grapes to offering educational and enjoyable tastings and hosting events that combine food, wine, and entertainment. Today, Heron Hill offers nearly 20 wine varieties; crisp and light Rieslings, aromatic dry Chardonnays, the winery’s legendary Eclipse series, spicy, exotic Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Francs, and our winemaker’s specially crafted dessert wines. During the past nearly 35 years, Heron Hill has won many awards for its distinctive, elegant wines and continues to be at the forefront of Finger Lakes winemaking. In 2006, Heron Hill opened a satellite tasting room and gift shop on the West side of Seneca Lake.  Read less

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5.00 5
04/22/2009

My favorite wine that Heron Hill produces. Oaked to perfection with many layers including butter, vanilla and toast. With this beautiful mature wine it is obvious the wine maker pays close attention to detail.



Wine Characteristics An elegantly structured wine with layers of fruit, mineral and oak, this wine will continue to gain in complexity for the next several years. Grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed to keep the integrity of the fruit and accentuate the terroir of Ingle Vineyard. Barrel fermented in 100% new oak barrels (1/2 Hungarian, 1/2 Russian) and aged for 10 months “sur lie”. After fermentation ceases the barrels are stirred (battonage) twice a week until the new year, then twice a month until summer, and in the end once a month in order to improve mid-palate structure. The final blend is 70% barrel fermented and 30% stainless steel. All of this attention to detail is reflected in this extraordinary wine. Rated 88 points by the Beverage Testing Institute. Food Pairings Pairs well with poultry and roasted white meats but still retains enough citrus and acidity to go well with most delicate fish dishes. Try this wine with Thomas’s Chinese Aunt’s Corn Cream Soup or Duxelles Stuffed Mushroom Caps Awards Double Gold - Best-of-Appellation

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