Macari Vineyards 2017 “Katherine’s Field” Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
Every spring, local wine fans clamor for new releases from the previous fall’s harvest. Steel chardonnays, roses, rieslings and sauvignon blancs dominate the first wines released. They are fresh, often delicious and it’s just plain fun to drink new wines. (more…)
Though it may not ripen as consistently as merlot, I still find Long Island’s cabernet franc-based wines to be some of the most compelling. It’s especially true when the winemaker steps back and lets the fruit speak for itself rather than covering it up with excessive new oak barrels.
There is a place for smoky, vanilla-tinged red wine, of course, but Long Island’s best cabernet franc typically features far less of an oak footprint, if it has one at all. (more…)
Raphael 2016 Cabernet Franc is our Wine of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their friends, family and of course food! I took advantage of the long weekend to catch up on some wine tasting, including this week’s Wine of Week: Raphael 2016 Cabernet Franc ($22). (more…)
Thanksgiving is next week and while I won’t tell you want you should drink — those sorts of stories annoy me every single year — I will tell you something you could drink. And something you’ll definitely enjoy. READ
Suhru Wines, the label founded several years ago by Susan (the Su) and veteran winemaker Russell (the Ru) Hearn (the H in the middle) has added a sparkling wine to its lineup — and it’s a nice one. (more…)