Brooklyn Winery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2013
Barrel fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels, this single vineyard Chardonnay offers a clean and creamy texture while alluding to the essence of fresh pear and butterscotch.
Co-founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires previously worked together at an internet startup. While there, they made their own wine with a group of co-workers at a winemaking facility in New Jersey for three years running. After realizing what an incredible amount of fun winemaking is, then observing a nearly complete lack of wineries in Brooklyn and recognizing that New Yorkers are obsessed with all things local, Brian and John quit their jobs (in a terrible economy, no less) to open the business.