Category Archives: Blended Wine

Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Blend One

2008 marks the last vintage of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One and Blend 2 series.  Starting with the 2009 vintage and moving forward you will find one main blend or prime blend now know as Prime Number. Blend 2 is known as the … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2008 Wild Boar Doe

Year in and year out this is one, if not my favorite offering’s from Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck.  A play on words, it pays homage to the Bordeaux varieties. In this offering it brings 40% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, … 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

Posted in 2009, Blended Wine, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Waters Crest Winery, White Wine | 4 Comments

A Long Overdue Visit to Peconic Bay Winery

It has happened to us all before.  We go out to eat at a restaurant and the experience was not up to par.  You come home underwhelmed and say to yourself, “not going back there”.  Could have it have been … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red (2010)

This is Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red ($14) everyday table wine – and a great value.  The NV on the label is for Non Vintage.  This happens to be one of my favorite releases of this wine.  It was released on … Continue reading

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Macari Vineyards 2007 Dos Aguas

It’s good to do inventory in your wine cellar.  You may find something you forgot about or you may find something that you did not know you had.  Well, this is a little of both. I received this bottle as … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Blend One

One of Roanoke Vineyards many blends is perfectly called Blend One.  This could almost be Cabernet Sauvignon, but it has 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, It would have needed at least 85% to be bottled and labeled as  Cabernet Sauvignon.  What is that … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2006 Blend 2

The last time I had off from work, I really wanted to spend my 4 day weekend in wine country.  Visiting vineyards, popping in to tasting rooms, meeting with tasting room personalities and catching up with some new friends. Between … Continue reading

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Raphael Vineyards 2007 La Tavola

 La Tavola = The table; when translated to English. This is nothing like you have seen from Raphael Vineyards before.  It is a very simple bottle, with a very simple label, nothing old world about this label, just shot of two … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2008 First Crush Red

  The other day while walking around a wine shop near my office, I noticed this bottle and I had to look twice.  Did it really say 2008?  Was that a typo? How could a 2008 Red wine be out … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Macari Vineyards Sette Short Sip

Macari Vineyards, located on both Sound Avenue and Route 25.  The Sound Avenue location is in Mattituck and the Route 25 is located in Cutchogue.  Macari was established as a vineyard back in 1995, by the Macari family.  The location in Mattituck has been in the Macari family for … Continue reading

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Find your Muse – Wine Blogging Wednesday #63

This is only my 3rd Wine Blogging Wednesday and to say that I found this edition a breeze; that would be a lie.  To say that this edition was a challenging; well that would also be a lie. The wine … Continue reading

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Diliberto Winery 2004 Cantina “Music Under the Stars”

On our Anniversary weekend, Melissa and I were looking to do something on Friday night.  I knew that Diliberto Winery in Jamesport had “Music under the Stars”.  Diliberto Winery pours the wine, you bring the food.  So, Melissa packed a … Continue reading

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