Paumanok North Fork Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 750ml - Stirling Fine Wines
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Paumanok North Fork Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 750ml
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Paumanok North Fork Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016

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Category Wine
Region United States, New York, North Fork of Long Island
Brand Paumanok
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Attractive aromas of apple, yeast and butterscotch. Medium-bodied with rich melon and apple flavors and a crisp, balanced finish.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented was aged for eight months in neutral French oak. It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. This may talk about wood on the label, but it is really hard to find it, which is a good thing. The first, second and third impressions are crispness, acidity and freshness (all related, obviously). Opening a bit tart, this produces a little mouth pucker on the finish, but it seems so fresh and enlivening that it is a complete delight to drink. As it warms and airs out, it becomes more balanced, showing some fruit and smooth texture. This isn't very concentrated, but its energy is a plus. This is the type of wine that should be perfect in the summer of 2018.

Mark Squires, December 29, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Straightforward, showing a good beam of yellow apple and pear fruit flavors lined with honeysuckle notes. Judicious toast details show along the edges and on the finish. Drink now.

James Molesworth, 2018