Chenin Blanc

White Wine

The Paumanok 2018 Chenin underwent a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It was bottled with a screw cap to preserve freshness and cleanliness. The result is a fresh, crisp, racy, and bracing Chenin that is redolent of grapefruit and pineapple, with more subtle notes of melon, apple and guava. It makes an excellent companion to various white meat fish dishes, such as striped bass, flounder, cod and lobsters and especially oysters.

VARIETALS: Chenin Blanc (100%)
APPELLATION: North Fork of Long Island
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: New York
Screw Cap

 SCORE: 87
 CRITIC: Mark Squires
 PUBLICATION: Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chenin Blanc comes in at six grams of sugar, 8.2 grams of acidity and 11% alcohol. On paper, it should result in a somewhat drier, crisper wine than last year's. Indeed, it is rather tart in its youth with almost a sour lemon ball nuance. I don't know where those six grams of sugar went, but you can assume this is dry. :) It always seems to go that way with this bottling.Smooth in texture but average in concentration, this is a wine that has the acidity to stand up to appropriate foods. The finish has some tension. Under screwcap, as we've learned, it may age pretty well. Acidity also preserves. Still, this just doesn't seem to have quite the expression of fruit that some others have had, granting that this is very young and the others are not here next to it. It's still very nice in its own right in a difficult year.

$ 23.99 (750ml)
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