Paumanok Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2013 Long Island White Wine

$21.99

89 Points Wine Advocate June 2015

“The 2013 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented was aged for eight months in French oak (85% neutral; 15% new). It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. This may not be the best Chardonnay of the three submitted by the winery this issue, but it is the best value. A hypothetical blend of the other two (the Festival Chardonnay and the Minimalist), this shows modest oak impact, but impresses most with its fine acidity cutting through the oak nuance. Mouthwatering on the finish, it is invigorating as well as tasty, with a crisp finish. The styles of the three Chardonnays are very different. Buy the Festival for purity, as it is clean and fresh; the Minimalist, for caressing texture and its lush and sexy demeanor; this, because it has a little of everything at a very nice price point.”

“One of the long-time stalwarts on the Long Island, owned and worked by the Massoud family with Charles and son Kareem handling the winemaking, this is by consensus also one of Long Island’s very best ambassadors and greatest estates, making fine and ageworthy wines. Kareem at this point handles the day-to-day winemaking.” – Mark Squires

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89 Points Wine Advocate June 2015

“The 2013 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented was aged for eight months in French oak (85% neutral; 15% new). It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. This may not be the best Chardonnay of the three submitted by the winery this issue, but it is the best value. A hypothetical blend of the other two (the Festival Chardonnay and the Minimalist), this shows modest oak impact, but impresses most with its fine acidity cutting through the oak nuance. Mouthwatering on the finish, it is invigorating as well as tasty, with a crisp finish. The styles of the three Chardonnays are very different. Buy the Festival for purity, as it is clean and fresh; the Minimalist, for caressing texture and its lush and sexy demeanor; this, because it has a little of everything at a very nice price point.”

“One of the long-time stalwarts on the Long Island, owned and worked by the Massoud family with Charles and son Kareem handling the winemaking, this is by consensus also one of Long Island’s very best ambassadors and greatest estates, making fine and ageworthy wines. Kareem at this point handles the day-to-day winemaking.”

“Paumanok leaves no room for guessing. They have a track record that proves the winery’s worth at this point. They make fine wines that age brilliantly. There is not much here to complain about. Refreshing Sauvignon Blanc? Fine Chardonnay? Tasty Riesling? Superb reds? No problem.” – Mark Squires

“Only free run juice is used for Paumanok’s barrel fermented Chardonnay. After completing its fermentation in (90% French) oak barrels, this Chardonnay ages sur lie in the same barrel for 8 months, with occassional stirring of the lees to add a subtle, yeasty character to the wine. It is medium-bodied with rich melon and apple flavors and a crisp, balanced finish.” -The Winery

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 17 in
Custom Label 0