Saturday, December 19, 2009

The New York Cork Report 2009 Readers' Choice Awards

UPDATE: January 5, 2009 From: LennDevours.com Congratulations to the New York Cork Report 2009 Readers' Choice Winners, By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief
ORIGINAL POST:
Fellow Long Island Locavore Blogger, Lenn Thompson over on LennDEVOURS New York Cork Report does an excellent job at covering the New York wine industry, and especially Long Island wine.


At the end of the year, he has a Reader's Choice Vote for the best Long Island wine of the year and best Finger Lakes wines. 2010 choices for Long Island include some interesting wines. I know I'd like to try a few of them.


So, go on over to
LennDEVOURS New York Cork Report and VOTE for your favorite.

These Long Island wines from the north and south forks are on the list:


Channing Daughters Winery 2007 Meditazione (Bridgehampton, NY) -
read about the unique qualities of this "orange" wine made with white wine grapes using red wine making techniques (skins on) and in an open fermentation tank. Inspired by the Friuli region's "Meditazione" of NE Italy.

Macari Vineyards 2008 Rose (Mattituck, NY) A blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Pinot Noir, and 4% Malbec, this rosé has beguiling aromas of fresh fruit tarts and watermelon.


Paumanok Vineyards 2008 Chenin Blanc (Aquebogue, NY) - Eric Asimov of the New York Times loves the Paumanok chenin blanc -- two types of chenin blanc grapes fermented in steel tanks to preserve the chenin blanc flavor (Paumanok sells at the Union Square Greenmarket and other NYC and LI retail outlets)

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc (Mattituck, NY) - Another Eric Asimov favorite, he says of the '07 "cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon are lovely, elegant wines while the signature estate merlot is deep and dense, yet light-bodied". Read more here about Shinn Estate


Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2005 Christian's Cuvee Merlot (Sagaponack, NY)
- a premium cru and pricey merlot named for Christian Wolffer who died earlier this year in a tragic boating accident. Winemaker notes say this wine is "dark red, almost black in color. The aroma is fantastic. Full of ripe blueberries, blackberries, prune, fig and Cassis, wrapped with fine cedar and vanilla notes, with elegant hints of licorice and mocha. The mouth-feel is big.


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