Wagner Unoaked Chardonnay 2015: $12 Good+

The Wagner “Unoaked” Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $12 [Good+] is a tart and lean wine, with fresh flavors of apple and pear, decent concentration, and a peppery mouth feel.  At this price, it is a good value.  It is a definite step up in quality from Wagner’s 2014.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are fairly narrow and sharp, initially dominated by aromas of smoke and steel.  With air there are scents of apple, lemon and a minor waxy note.  Medium bodied, very dry, with a good deal of acidity, the Wagner has a peppery mouth feel.  Good flavors of apple, pear, and tangerine are pure and accented by pepper and a steely mineral note.  The finish is tart and papery, with average length.  March 2016.


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