Barry Family Cellars Chardonnay 2016: $16 Good

The Barry Family Cellars Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $16 [Good] is a soft and mild mannered wine.  A pronounced lack of acidity means it's best as a sipper.

Medium straw in color, plump aromas of ripe melon and apple show hints of butterscotch, hay, and smoky mineral.  Medium to full bodied, medium dry, very soft and silky, acidity is quite low for a white wine.  Balance is OK.  Lightly intense flavors of overripe fruit (candied melon, apple) are accented by hints of butterscotch, hay and earth.  The flavors make a modest impression.  The finish is short, leaving behind light notes of hay and mushroom. November 2017


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