Wagner Unoaked Chardonnay 2016: $9 Good+

The Wagner Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $9 [Good+} is a straightforward unoaked Chardonnay, with good fresh fruit flavors and peppery acidity.  It is well priced.

Medium lemon in color, the Wagner has uncomplicated scents of pear and apple, touched by lemon, pepper and earth.  The aromas have a lightly creamy quality.  Medium bodied, dry, with a slightly creamy mouth feel, there is also a good deal of peppery acidity which tends to short circuit the creaminess.  Balance is OK.  Flavors of apple, pear, white pepper and earth have moderate concentration and a spicy/peppery character.  The finish is of a piece with good length.  June 2017 


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