This wine was a favorite; it’s a joy to drink. Lemon yogurt on the nose, and the flavor followed through: a flute of this wine is like a scoop of puckering lemon sorbet and a slice of cheesecake all in one. It’s focused and fresh, with lively small bubbles and prominent tartness. There’s a hint of rich pear and a delicate wisp of toasty vanilla—this wine spent three years en tirage. Pair it with a lobster roll or fragrant shrimp pad thai.

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WHO: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Finger Lakes, New York
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $25 (Media sample)

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