Category Archives: Long Island

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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What Drove My Palate Back To Wine

You all know that I took a break from wine — I talked about it last week. But the real thing that drove me back to wine; the one thing that made me dust off the old tasting notebook.  A … 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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Channing Daughters Winery 2010 Scuttlehole Chardonnay

Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton has one of the largest portfolios on Long Island.  Their white wine offerings are incredible and some of my favorite on the east end. I noticed the very first sentence on the back of this chardonnay bottle … Continue reading

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Dusting Off The Tasting Notebook

June 19th was a long time ago. That was the last time I penned a blog post. Who’s to blame? What’s to blame? What were you doing? How Come? Some important questions that may come from once thing and many … Continue reading

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Coffee Pot Cellars 2010 Chardonnay

Coffee Pot Cellars is the personal label of Osprey Dominion‘s winemaker Adam Suprenant.  Adam has made wine at Osprey’s Dominion for over a decade.  He has been itching to make his own under his own name for some time and … Continue reading

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Jamesport Vineyards 2007 “Sidor” Syrah Reserve

I have told many of my friends, that if it were not for Cabernet Franc, I might have been a Syrah fan.  Which means that if Syrah were planted more on the North Fork, you might find more Syrah in … Continue reading

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A Little Siesta — Back From My Mexican Vacation

For the better part of May, Undertaking Wine was six feet under, pun intended. The early part of May was spent at TasteCamp in Northern Virginia.  After that, I was home for less than a week, then off to the … Continue reading

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Memories That Will Last Forever From A Bottle of Wine — Remembering Grandpa One Year Later

One year ago today, on Sunday, May 1, 2011, my grandpa, “Charlie” Lorey left us.  After a 10 month battle with congestive heart failure and a wonderful Easter Sunday dinner, my grandpa’s heart could not bear the struggle no more. … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

The 2011 vintage could have been one of the wettest ones on record, especially on the back-end of it.  After a stellar 2010 growing season, mother nature brought us back to reality.  A cooler growing season matches this cool climate … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New — a Peconic Bay Wine Dinner at Jewel

James Silver, Peconic Bay Winery‘s General Manager, hit the nail on the head when he said that this dinner was old meeting new.  Jim, was talking about older wine from Peconic Bay Winery meeting a new restaurant, Jewel that is … Continue reading

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Leo Family Cellars 2007 Red

John Leo has a cult following as a winemaker out on the North Fork.  That is my honest opinion. He is a consulting winemaker for Premium Wine Group in Mattituc; the winemaker at Clovis Point Vineyards and now he has … Continue reading

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Clovis Point 2007 Vintner’s Select Merlot

Clovis Point is slowly gaining some attention.  Their reds have captured my attention since I first visited them on a beautiful summer day back in 2005.  They may be under the radar for some, which is a shame.  They should … 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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Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc

There are a handful of single vineyard offerings here on Long Island.  Sometimes I wish there would be a few more.  It would give people an opportunity to understand terrior and how the slightest slope of the land, how thinning of the … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #74: Palmer Vineyards NV Special Reserve Brut

For those of you not in the know, Wine Blogging Wednesday was started a while back by Lenn Thompson at the New York Cork Report.  It is hosted by a blogger who picks a theme that other bloggers around the … Continue reading

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