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Bedell Red Blend North Fork First Crush Red 2011

Member Review by BeautifulCalamity:

Great local wine at a very fair price. Flavor changed to more of a merlot on Day 2.

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Bedell Cellars:
Bedell Cellars is among the oldest and most prestigious wineries on the North Fork of Long Island, America's ascendant new wine country. A nationally recognized leader in quality, Bedell produces critically acclaimed blends called Taste, Gallery, and Musée with artist labels commissioned from Barbara Kruger, Ross Bleckner, and Chuck Close, respectively. The Corey Creek Vineyards label, also gro... Read more
Bedell Cellars is among the oldest and most prestigious wineries on the North Fork of Long Island, America's ascendant new wine country. A nationally recognized leader in quality, Bedell produces critically acclaimed blends called Taste, Gallery, and Musée with artist labels commissioned from Barbara Kruger, Ross Bleckner, and Chuck Close, respectively. The Corey Creek Vineyards label, also grown and produced by Bedell Cellars, is renowned for its Gewürztraminer and an exquisite Provencal Rosé. Bedell's owner, Michael Lynne, a distinguished film executive who produced The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Nightmare on Elm Street series, Hairspray and the Austin Powers films, among many others, is raising the bar for quality among Long Island wine estates. Ten years into Michael Lynne's ownership, Bedell Cellars has consolidated its status as a world-class estate. Bedell's winemaking team is led by Consulting Oenologist Pascal Marty, formerly of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Founding Winemaker Kip Bedell, Winemaker Kelly Urbanik, and industry veteran Vineyard Manager Dave Thompson. Complementing the sublime beauty of the wines themselves are nearly 100 acres of beautifully manicured vineyards and a state-of-the-art winery. Completed in 2005, it boasts custom designed open-top fermenting tanks and a gravity-driven regime to minimize pumping and filtering. The Bedell tasting room is housed in a renovated potato barn originally built in 1919. It showcases an impressive collection of contemporary art on display for the public, including works by Simon Starling, Liam Gillick, Eve Sussman and Lisa Kereszi. An outdoor grand tasting pavilion constructed of nearly 4,000 square feet of mahogany was also completed in 2005, offering visitors a sweeping view of hundreds of acres of vineyards and open farmland. Bedell's wines have been critically acclaimed worldwide by such publications as The New York Times, London Daily Telegraph, Forbes, Fortune, and O the Oprah Magazine. Bedell Musée received a 90-point rating from Wine Spectator, matching the highest score ever awarded to a red wine from the Eastern U.S. And Wine Business Monthly named Bedell one of the 'Top 10 Hottest Small Brands' in the world. Read less

Member Reviews for Bedell Red Blend North Fork First Crush Red

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/28/2011

Great local wine at a very fair price. Flavor changed to more of a merlot on Day 2.


Snooth User: Barcelonaguy
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/26/2011

good overall table wine...not over priced and the cab franc adds a little spice to this NV wine...Lots of fruit


Snooth User: misskittyxoxo17
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/25/2013

great, affordable table red.


Snooth User: Clare Goggin Sivits
1066509632
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/28/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bedell Red Blend North Fork First Crush Red

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

This is the second vintage of First Crush Red. It is produced of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, entirely in stainless steel. The nose is primary and full of bright, purple fruit aromas of crushed


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Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

Winery Notes- This is the debut vintage of the First Crush Red. It is produced of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc almost entirely in stainless steel. The nose is primary and full of bright purple fruit aromas of crushed grapes sweet plums bing cherries and raspberry. The wine is mouth-filling with lovely softness light tannins and zesty acidity. This new style of wine tastes of freshly crushed red berries and is slightly spicy.




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