Anthony Road Chardonnay 2015: $17 Good to Good+

The Anthony Road Unoaked Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $ 17 [Good to Good+] is a straightforward Chardonnay with clean flavors and average intensity.  Balance is problematic at first, but improves with aeration.  In fact, this wine was better after an evening in the fridge. 

The AR is medium lemon in color, with a green cast.  Aromas of lemon, waxy pear, and apple are moderately concentrated.  Mineral and acid notes stick out and are not well integrated at first, but the nose improves with air and overnight.   Medium bodied, dry, with abundant tart acidity, balance is somewhat ragged, especially before extended aeration.  Flavors of white peach, apple, white pepper and a waxy note have average concentration.  The finish is acidic, a bit off balance, with average length.  This wine might improve after a few months in the cellar.  September 2016


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