Wine of the Week: Osprey’s Dominion Regina Maris Chardonnay NV
This delicious non-vintage Chardonnay is an outstanding value at $13 (at the winery, and as cheap as $9 in some stores) and one of the best wines you’ll find on Long Island’s North Fork. Great body, just enough oak, with flavors of apple and melon wrapped in light butter. As a non-vintage wine, it’s a combination of Chardonnays blended from a number of vintages.
I visited Osprey’s Dominion a couple weeks ago and was very impressed. Not all its wines were this good, but many were impressive—the Carmenere 2010, the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, and the Sauvignon Blanc 2011—and this one stood out as the best.