Blended only during the years of exceptional North Fork grape harvests, Sherwood House Vineyards 2007 Sherwood Manor is northforker’s Wine of the Week.
“2007 was a great year, one of the most well remembered harvests of the last decade,” said winemaker Giles Martin. “It was a hot summer and a dry fall leading to an excellent vintage.”
The Bordeaux-style 2007 Sherwood Manor is the vineyard’s fullest-bodied red and also its signature wine, Martin said. Made with 35 percent cabernet sauvignon, 40 percent merlot and 25 percent petit verdot, the blend is unique to Sherwood House, he said.
“Sherwood Manor is our house wine … it is specific and significant,” he said.
A rich wine which pairs well with hardy meals, Sherwood Manor has aromas of truffle, chocolate and black currant, Martin said. On the palate, you will taste peppery flavors along with vanilla and oak. With a soft and velvety finish, the wine lingers revealing the earthy accents of our gravely Long Island terroir.
Tasting room manager Kristen Hand added the 2007 Sherwood Manor is hit among vineyard visitors.
“It is one of the favorite releases,” she said.
The 2007 Sherwood Manor retails for $36 a bottle at Sherwood House Vineyards’ tasting room at 1291 Main Road, Jamesport.