By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

Macari_sette Today's review is going to be a quick one, but it's a wine that I know several of my readers enjoy — and with good reason.

One of the better under-$20 wines made on Long Island, the Macari
Vineyards NV Sette ($17)
is a blend of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet

Its plummy on the nose with spicy oak, tarragon and a briny,
minerally streak that, depending on who you ask, has something to do with their vineyards being adjacent to the Long Island Sound.

Medium-bodied, the palate features more plum and some
cherry flavors accented by brown spice, leaf tobacco, spicy oak and
fresh-cut herbs. The tannins are light, making this an approachable,
drink-now offering with good acidity for every-night drinking.

edition of the non-vintage blend was released in April.

Producer: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long island

ABV: 13.5%

Price: $17*

Rating: 30 (3 out of 5 | Recommended) 

(Ratings Guide)