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Wolffer Estate Vineyard 2010 “Noblesse Oblige” Extra Brut Rose Sparkling Wine


Wolffer Estate is one of the better-known and recognized brands in Long Island wine. Their standard dry rose is nearly ubiquitous in the warmer months (not to mention their barrel-aged rose and the new “Summer in a Bottle” bottling). Winemaker Roman Roth is also making some of the best merlot-based blends and cabernet franc on the island. What doesn’t get nearly enough attention is the sparkling wine program at Wolffer — including Wolffer Estate 2010 Noblesse Oblige Extra Brut Rose Sparkling ($40). Made from pinot noir and chardonnay, it offers aromas of fresh apple and apple skin with hints of red berries.…

New York Cork Report Named a 2013 Wine Blog Awards Finalist


Earlier this morning, this website was named as a finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards in the “Best Single-Subject Blog” category. After taking a year off from the awards last year — so Evan and I could serve as judges without any conflict — we’re thrilled and proud to be back in the running. If we win, it will be our 4th such award. Voting runs now through Friday and there are some great blogs represented across the categories, including many run by people that I’m lucky to count as friends. If you enjoy NYCR and find us worthy,…