Paumanok Chenin Blanc White Long Island White Wine 750 mL

$25.99

Rated 89 Points from The Wine Advocate! 

eRobertParker.com, #219  Jun 2015
(Drink: 2015-2022)

“The 2014 Chenin Blanc is unoaked and has 12 grams per liter of residual sugar. It comes in at 11% alcohol. Said winemaker Kareem Massoud: “The 2014 vintage is the first to include fruit from a new clone (982) of Chenin that we planted in 2012. The remainder comes from fruit sourced from our original Chenin vineyard planted in 1982, another block planted in 2000 and from our Sound Avenue block, planted in 2005.” First, this doesn’t seem anywhere near as sweet as the statistics would suggest. In fact, the acidity cuts through everything and is easily the most dominant feature of the wine. Without the sugar, this would likely be shrill or bitter instead of generally dry or dry-ish. It is very impressive in most respects, crisp and juicy, tense on the finish and completely invigorating. It simply grips the palate. The acidity makes this a summer refresher and that should also preserve it well for a few years, at the least. As always, I like to start conservatively. If I had a quibble, this is not really loaded with Chenin character. Just as wine, though, it is pretty nice and a great warm-weather drink.

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.
Note that most of the bottles these days come with screwcaps, although some upper-level bottles are sealed with both corks and screwcaps for consumer choice.” -Mark Squires

Description

“Year in and year out, this is one of the best American chenin blancs around…Paumanok’s from the North Fork of Long Island stands out as delicious on almost any scale you choose.” -Eric Asimov, The New York Times

Additional information

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