4/2009 WEST PARK WINE CELLARS CHARDONNAY
Nearly two years ago, we attended a wedding held at WEST PARK WINERY in New York’s Hudson Valley. The setting was lovely, and we all got to take home a half bottle of the winery’s white wine.
We opened it this past week, and we were delighted. At first, we thought it was a rose — the color was light orangey-peach. It was nothing like the usual American Chardonnays — no vanilla, no oak, nor any tropical flavors. No, it tasted of grape, honeysuckle, and was a little earthy. A really simple, wine, but boy was it pleasant. (Rating ***1/2)
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If you are looking for a nice sweet white wine, try Riesling.Riesling can be dry, semi-sweet or sweet, so make sure to read label.Other “sweet” (aka “off-dry”) white wines to epeerimxnt with are Gewurztraminer from Alsace (France) or Moscato from pretty much anywhere. Some very nice Moscato wines are produced in California and can be found even at Trader Joes. Try them. Moscato d’Asti is an Italian fizzy low-alchohol wine that is sweet enough to be served with dessert. If you have a good wine merchant, another wine you might ask for is an “off-dry” (meaning slightly sweet) version of Chenin Blanc. The more you epeerimxnt, the more you will learn what pleases you.