Pindar Vineyards 2007 Merlot

IMG00165-20100830-2051 When most think of Long Island red wine most think of Merlot.  When you ask folks who know about some of the best Long Island vintages they will point to 2007 as being one of the best yet – from the early looks of 2010, it may surpass all.

From Long Island’s largest producer, Pindar Vineyards, comes this fine, easy drinking Merlot.  Pindar Vineyards 2007 Merlot ($15).

Plum, Blackberry and Raspberry dominate the nose with hints of earth, smoke and cedar.  The fruit does come across as being concentrated along with a hint of dried herbs and spice.

The tannins are light and has a good amount of acidity.  The ripe berry flavors come across as concentrated on the palate with a hint of vanilla spice.

The finish is moderate with a hint of dark cherry and a dusting of coca powder.

This wine is a crowd pleaser, light and fruity, but not jammy or sweet perfect for every day.  It was great alone or would have been nice with some grilled veggies over a light tomato sauce.  At $15.00, this is a great value and is an affordable way to introduce and show friends and family how great the 2007 vintage was.

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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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