Category Archives: Shinn Estate Vieyard

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Summer has been in full effect for the last month or so.  The triple H’s are on the island.  And here at Notrog Cellars that means that we better have enough sauvignon blanc to wet our whistle while we relax … Continue reading

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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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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay

You have all heard me mention how great the 2010 vintage was, no need to bring it up again.  It has also been mentioned that the 2010 vintage may have been a bit too hot for the Sauvignon Blanc grape. … 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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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc was one of the best Cabernet Franc’s I have ever had.  A “benchmark” wine is a description that was tossed around in various wine circles.  When the 2007 Cabernet Franc sold out, I thought … 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

Posted in 2009, 2010, Barrel Tasting, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Chardonnay, Event, Future Releases, Long Island, Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Shinn Estate Vieyard | 3 Comments

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 “First Fruit” Sauvignon Blanc

Before I begin, there is no more of this wine at Shinn Estate Vineyards tasting room.  But if you look around your local wine shop or search on-line, you maybe able to get your hands on some. Shinn Estate Vineyards in … Continue reading

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TasteNY: Tasting Some Of New York’s Great Wine

Lenn Thompson, editor and publisher over at the New York Cork Report started this project TasteNY over a year ago.  His idea was this: “get the great beers, wines and spirits made in New York into the hands of bloggers … 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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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé

 This is not your father’s rosé.  This is not your everyday sipping rosé.  This is a rosé that cries out for food, how every good wine — rosé or not — should be had.  Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé ($15) … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 Nine Barrels

I was brough to my knees with this bottle of Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot ($43).   It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot.  It is called Nine Barrels because Shinn Estate Vineyards  chooses the best … Continue reading

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Shinn-Dig: Looking into the Future through a Barrel

A tradition that started about 3 years ago for the Gorton & Braun Family is our annual attendance at Shinn Estate Vineyards Annual Futures Event, a “Shinn-Dig”.   My parents Mike & Patty Gorton, Melissa’s parents, Dave & Edith Braun, and our siblings, … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc

Benchmark = a standard by which something can be measured or judged. Anomaly = deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule. I’ll let you decide what to consider this 2007 Cabernet Franc from Shinn Estate Vineyards ($39).  … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 “Rebellion” Estate Merlot

Rebellion, according to Wikipedia, “is a refusal of obedience or order”. Rebellion according to this bottle is, grapes that wildly fermented with indigenous yeast. This is a natural type of wine.  Nothing added (except sulphur at the crush pad organic nutrients during … Continue reading

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Tweet-up at Shinn Estate Vineyards

Recently, Virginia wine bloggers John Witherspoon of anythingwine.com and his wife, Megan of  Wineconcience.com paid a visit to the North Fork of Long Island.  They were spending a few nights at Shinn Estate Vineyards while visiting some of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Brut Quick Sip

This bubbly from Shinn Estate Vineyards was served at our wedding.  We were very happy when we booked with Barbara and David because they were going to release their own Method de Champagne.  This, believe it or not was very … Continue reading

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