Category Archives: 2009

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Estate Merlot

There is no question that merlot is king on the North Fork. All vineyards have a percentage of their land with it planted. Year after year it shows very well. In 2009, the weather was not as hot as say 2007, … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 Merlot

In case you have been living under a rock or not on Facebook or twitter or do not have access to network television or even daily news papers, Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue will have the honor of having its 2009 Merlot … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Merlot

The 2009 vintage on Long Island had one of the longest growing seasons on record.  Thanks in part to an extend spectacular fall that allowed vineyards to hang fruit a bit longer.  Most of the white wines I tasted from … Continue reading

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Suhru 2009 Shiraz

Syrah is not planted in every vineyard here on Long Island.  Shiraz is even harder to find here on Long Island. That second sentence is just in jest, Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape, it is just called different … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc

2008 was a tough and challenging vintage.  2009 was the same but it was longer, therefore most vineyards were able to hang their fruit and let it ripen longer in hopes that they could extract the most out of their … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc

Most of the 2007 red wines are gone from the tasting rooms, but some have still some they are holding on to.  Some wineries are rolling out the 2008 reds at this point and some are even rolling out 2009’s. … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2009 Late Harvest Night Watch

Last week I talked about how sparkling wine does not get its due respect here.  The same can be said for dessert wines here on my blog.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I just don’t seem to drink … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 First Crush (White)

Bedell Cellers in Cutchogue,  one of Long Islands oldest vineyards, is one year into it tenure with one of Long Island’s most experienced winemakers, Rich Olsen Harbich.  His first offering at Bedell was the 2010 Taste Rose.  It was such … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 “66:34” Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Martha Clara Vineyards  does really cool things for their wine club members.  Sure they get a discount, sure they get invited to release parties, but the wines they offer to their wine club members is what makes it all the … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2009 Campania Bianco

If you are looking for a fun summer white wine to go with your picnic lunch, this is a wine that I would suggest you look for.  If you are looking for a white wine that will go with fresh … Continue reading

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Tasting the Future: Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn-Dig

A few weeks ago — OK about a month ago, Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck held their 7th Annual “Shinn-Dig”  This is an opportunity for the Shinn Estate Vineyards extended family — those that support them and buy their wine’s throughout the … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2009 Riesling

You are not going to see Riesling growing anywhere near Waters Crest Winery.  Jim Waters, owner and wine maker at Waters Crest Winery sources all of his grapes from various vineyards on Long Island to make his wines in his winery … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #70 Spain!: Vionta 2009 Albariño

It’s been a while since Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW) appeared here on Undertaking Wine.  It went on hiatus, but after much chatter and finally announcing , in so many words, “back – by popular demand”, Wine Blogging Wednesday has made … Continue reading

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Influence Wines 2009 Riesling

Influence Wines is the project of Premium Wine Group production wine maker Erik Bilka.  Now I have never met Erik, but this bottle arrived in my hands thanks in large part to Robin Epperson-McCarthy, assistant winemaker at Marth Clara Vineyards. … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Winery 2009 Rosé

“Baby it’s cold outside…” and I’ll have a rosé please. No matter the time of year, I will always look to pour some rosé in my glass.  Most use rosé to ween themselves off the wintry red kick we all get into to … Continue reading

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Vineyard 48 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

This is a wine that I tried solely on a review I read on the New York Cork Report.  I love reading reviews of wines.  I could care less about the score that the taster gives, but what matters to … Continue reading

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