Posts Written OnDecember 24, 2007

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #11 Bedell Cellars 2005 Reserve Merlot

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This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here. Two more wines to go I’ve chosen them for two different reasons. Today’s wine, Bedell Cellars’ 2005 Reserve Merlot ($40) was one of the first 2005 merlots to hit the market and it offers a peek at what that vintage might eventually mean for Long Island. This wine’s intensity tells the story of the hot, dry growing season quite well I think. Loads of dense blackberry preserves, fresh figs and cocoa-coffee aromas reach…

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #10 Shinn Estate 2006 First Fruit

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This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here. As we enter the home stretch of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas, it’s time for another one of my favorite whites. In fact, it’s the last white in the mixed case. Shinn Estate Vineyards 2006 First Fruit ($23) was so tasty this year that it sold out before I could stock my cellar for the summer. But, the 2007 will be released this spring and I won’t make the same mistake…