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Snooth User: Philip James

North Fork of Long Island suggestions?

Posted by Philip James, Apr 20, 2009.

I'm headed to Long Island with some family members and wanted to visit a few wineries. I've been to the following, so was looking for some new ideas:

Paumanok, Roanoke, Wolffer Estate, Duck Walk

My sister likes sweeter, fruitier wines. I like everything. Any suggestions?

thanks

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 21, 2009.

What about the Lang Fund winner?
I think it's Schneider?

Honestly, you've been to many of the best... and more than me. I've heard very good things about Martha Clara, Channing Daughters, Bedell, and Lenz.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 21, 2009.

Oh sorry, sweeter fruitier wines...then maybe you want to avoid any of the serious places with critical acclaim.

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 22, 2009.

Schneider Vineyards - what is a technology development fund doing developing in a winery?

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/20/n...

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 22, 2009.

Sounds like a modern-day Columbia B-School version of old boy networking...

Would love to here about the wineries you particularly like on your upcoming visit, Philip. I'm often asked about wineries to visit, even in NY...

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 22, 2009.

Sorry, make that 'hear'!

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 22, 2009.

I have appointments with Channing and Lenz, will stop by at least one other as well. Report to follow

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Reply by MTB, Apr 23, 2009.

I also liked Clovis Point - probably 1/2 mile or so west of Duck Walk on the North Fork.

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Reply by bbello, Apr 23, 2009.

Pindar has some decent Long Island wine. Crisp and fruity.

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Reply by rocket15, Jun 20, 2009.

Phillip,
Sorry to resurrect this old tread. I am going to the North Fork for two days next week and I was wondering if you could recommend any must visit places. What did you think of Lenz?

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Reply by MTB, Jun 21, 2009.

Hi, Rocket15 - I strongly recommend a visit to Duck Walk - my favorite on Long Island - I do at least one visit a year and usually come home with a case or two. And everyone I've ever taken to the North Fork has rated Duck Walk as one of their top two wineries.

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Reply by Philip James, Jun 21, 2009.

Rocket - i had a great time at Lenz. They have a nice tasting room, a great range of wines - a lot of chardonnay's, a nice sparkling wine, and some very bordeaux style older red blends as well. If you go, please say hello to them from me

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Reply by rocket15, Jun 22, 2009.

MTB - Thanks for that suggestion. I will try Duck Walk and Clovis Point. I have stayed away from Long Island wines, even thought I live on the Island, because of a prejudice for European wines. Maybe I will reevaluate that prejudice after this trip.

Phillip - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lenz. There was a Lenz wine pairing at Mirabelle Restaurant, in Stony Brook, where I meet their winemaker, Eric Fry. He seemed like an interesting character and his wines piqued my interest. He did not serve any of his older reds at the pairing. I will make a point of looking for them. Thanks for the help.

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Reply by Philip James, Jun 22, 2009.

Rocket - its not the highest quality, but here's a quick video i made of Eric Fry, Lenz's winemaker: http://www.vimeo.com/4387312

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Reply by Doctor Bob, Jun 22, 2009.

Visit Château Palmer right down the road from Riverhead.
Great whites. Exceptional Red.
Not sure if they make a sweet desert wine

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Reply by Doctor Bob, Jun 22, 2009.

Maps and info


http://www.palmervineyards.com/

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Reply by gregt, Jun 22, 2009.

Old thread but by far the best is Paumanok. Knowing nothing whatsoever, I tasted a white and thought it was wonderful. Turned out to be chenin blanc. Is anyone else growing it out there? No. Why? Stupidity I guess. The North Fork is NOT Bordeaux or Napa or anywhere else, so it mystifies me why they plant grapes that may work somewhere else. Chenin seems to work and I wonder why they dont all plant it. I'm sure there are other grapes from cool climates that might work too, but I don't know of any planted out there. The late harvest riesling from Paumonok is also good, and their reds are far better than the run of the mill out there. To the point that I actually bought some!


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