While there, be sure to taste through their lineup of white and red wines. Sure most folk visit the finger lakes for the world-class Riesling, but at Heron Hill Vineyards, don’t over look their Chardonnay.
Heron Hill Vineyards makes two Chardonnay’s an Oaked one and this one, Heron Hill Vineyards Ingle Vineyards 2008 Unoaked Chardonnay ($16). Both are delicious and distinctive. I happen to like the Oaked Chardonnay, but that is where my palate is right now.
On the nose I was picking up what I would call classic Finger Lakes aroma, stoney minerality. Notes of peach, apple and spice with hints of lemon and citrus. Herbal with notes of fresh-cut lemon grass. As the wine comes to room temperature it shows more spice with hints of apple skin.
On the palate it shows tangy lemon with lively bright acidity. There is a hint of herbs on the back-end of the wine with some stony minerality. A nice moderate finish with hints of apple and spice.
Sláinte!*I received this bottle as a sample from the vineyard