Cornell Alumni Affairs created a wine club to highlight the talents of its alumni and Lakewood Vineyards is pleased to announce that its 2022 Chardonnay has been selected for the 2023 collection of Alumni Wine by Cornell Alumni Affairs. Chardonnay has been part of Lakewood Vineyards’ wine portfolio since the tasting room opened in 1989 with winemaker Chris Stamp (ʼ83) at the helm. The winemaking talent has expanded to include Chris’s children, Ben Stamp (ʼ11) and Abby Stamp Wilkens (ʼ13). In addition, Lakewood Vineyards’ tasting room and sales are managed by two Cornell alums, Liz Stamp (ʼ85) and Teresa Stamp Knapp (ʼ90).

The tasting panel at Cornell composed these tasting notes on Lakewood’s 2022 Chardonnay: “Complex aromatics speak of pineapple, pear, and apple knitted in with notes of freshly baked biscuit. Texture is creamy and rich, finishing long with balanced acidity and just a hint of butterscotch.” The Finger Lakes Chardonnay features an exclusive label with a detail from Sunflower II by Cornell alumni artist, Erik den Breejen (ʼ06).

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