Posts Tagged“sauvignon blanc”

WTN: Jamesport Vineyards 2006 Sauvignon Blanc (North Fork)


Most Long Island wineries focus on the red wine grapes of Bordeaux—particularly merlot—and the white wine grape of Burgundy—chardonnay. They are, by far, the two most planted varieties on the East End. Jamesport Vineyards is a little different. They make merlot and chardonnay of course—the market demands them. But, they also have a well established pinot noir program and consider the white wine of Bordeaux, sauvignon blanc, a speciality as well. Most local sauvignon is reared entirely in stainless steel tanks, which highlights the fruit character and results in fresh, lip-smacking wines that tend to be straight forward no matter…

WTN: Channing Daughters Winery 2006 Mudd Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (North Fork)


 For all of its purported similarities to Bordeaux, Long Island produces surprising little Sauvignon Blanc. It’s the white wine grape of Bordeaux after all. Yet, those that are made always seem to capture the region’s uniqueness. The best taste like Long Island in a bottle. Channing Daughters Winery, one of only three producers within the Hamptons Long Island AVA, sources the grapes for its Sauvignon Blanc from the Mudd Vineyard on the North Fork – where some of the Island’s oldest Sauvignon Blanc grapes grow. Winemaker Christopher Tracy is a white wine wizard – mixing and matching both expected and…