Roanoke Vineyards 203 Blend One Short Sip

On Monday here on Long Island, it was rainy and windy; A perfect day off.  My day off consisted of doing laundry.

Around 11:30 I noticed a Tweet from Roanoke Vineyards about them having a bottle of their 2003 Blend One open and it went something like this: “the wind is blowing 27 knots with heavy gusts, but for anyone willing to brave the tempest, I’ve an open bottle of Blend One 2003!”  How could I resist!

The ride to Roanoke Vineyards was the craziest 13 miles I have driven in sometime.  I hardly needed gas as the wind carried me all the way there.

I really had no clue what Blend One was, but knowing that it is sold out and that that Adam was in the tasting room and that I had nothing but laundry to do, I needed to have some “me” time and head out to Roanoke Vineyards.

This was the first of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One. When it was released it was sold for $30.00. It is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose I was getting loads of dark berries and some plum. It smelled like a blueberry or blackberry tart. There were some exotic spice notes as well. It was earthy with a hint of ocean water.

The taste was more of the same with some baking spices reminiscent of clove and cinnamon. There was some coriander and cardamom as well. There was a molasses like taste too. There was some fruit, but it was hidden beneath the complex spices.

This was one of my best days off, I hope Adam does something like this every other Monday, because I am sure he will see me.

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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1 Response to Roanoke Vineyards 203 Blend One Short Sip

  1. Jon says:

    Great sutff. is amazing.

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