Standing Stone Chardonnay 2017: $13 to $17 Very Good

Hermann J. Wiemer is in the process of acquiring Standing Stone.  The benefits of the acquisition are apparent in this wine, as Wiemer provided assistance with fruit sorting and blending in 2017.  The Standing Stone Chardonnay (Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes, NY) 2017 $13 to $17 [Very Good] is the best Chardonnay I have had from this winery.  Very well balanced, with a delicate mouth feel, and pure flavors of waxy apple and white peach, this is a great sipping wine which scores with its finesse.  It should work well with light to moderate intensity foods.  At the bottom of the price range it is a very good value.

Medium bright yellow in color, the wine exudes scents of waxy/sappy apple and white peach, with light touches of citrus and chalky loam.  Medium bodied, dry, with a touch of spritz and a gentle mouth feel, the SS is very attractively balanced.  Waxy well-defined flavors of apple and white peach have an appealing delicacy, as well as very good intensity and purity.  A chalky streak runs through the flavors.  The finish is gently soft with a light spritz and very good length. April 2018


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