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Jamesport Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork 2006

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Wine Recommendation: Jamesport Vineyards 2006 Sauvignon Blanc History Notes: Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. 60 acres of pristine vineyards are located here. The high quality of their fruit is what gained Jamesport Vineyards a reputation and caused their fruit to be in high demand from both local and upstate wineries. Jamesport Vineyards is truly an estate winery. Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room in 1986. Drawing on the great Cutchogue fruit supply as well as the talents of his son, Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Since then, a lot has changed, both aesthetically and agriculturally. New clones of Cabernet Franc, Dijon Chardonnay and Syrah were selected from California vineyards for planting at the winery locale. Tasting Notes: This exuberant white was stainless steel fermented, with a small portion fermented in barrels. The barrel fermented portion gives the wine its richness and depth. The nose is intensely aromatic with pineapple, mango and keylime. The flavor is rich with melon, pear and hint of fresh peaches. This bottling is more proof that Sauvignon Blanc is very well suited to Long Island. Drink with pan-fried scallops, whole baked salmon, chicken, veal or as an aperitif. Return to Jamesport Vineyards Wine List

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Snooth User: LennThompson
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0.00 5
12/10/2008

The nose is a melange of tropical fruits—mango, papaya, kiwi and passionfruit—with a little grapefruit accented by subtle smoky oak and just a little herbaceousness. Ripe peach, passionfruit and mango flavors greet the palate with terrific acidity and a clean, lingering finish. It's fresh and fruity without being like fruit salad, and offers a little depth and interest without being over-oaked like many California Fume Blancs.


Snooth User: bajaninny
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1.50 5
08/03/2008

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Jamesport Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Many Long Island wineries focus on the red wines of Bordeaux--particularly Merlot--and the white wine of Burgundy--Chardonnay. They are, by far, the two most planted varieties. 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 specialty. 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 how delicious. Jamesport's winemaker, Les Howard, ferments 62% of this wine in stainless steel with 35% in 132-gallon puncheons and 3% in oak barrels. The nose is a mélange of tropical fruits--mango, papaya, kiwi and passion fruit--with a little grape fruit accented by subtle smoky oak and just a little herbaceousness. Ripe peach, passion fruit and mango flavors greet the palate with terrific acidity and a clean, lingering finish. It's fresh and fruity without being like fruit salad, and offers a little depth and interest without being over-oaked like many California Fume Blancs. It's easy to see why Jamesport focuses on this variety. They do it extremely well.



Wine Recommendation: Jamesport Vineyards 2006 Sauvignon Blanc History Notes: Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. 60 acres of pristine vineyards are located here. The high quality of their fruit is what gained Jamesport Vineyards a reputation and caused their fruit to be in high demand from both local and upstate wineries. Jamesport Vineyards is truly an estate winery. Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room in 1986. Drawing on the great Cutchogue fruit supply as well as the talents of his son, Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Since then, a lot has changed, both aesthetically and agriculturally. New clones of Cabernet Franc, Dijon Chardonnay and Syrah were selected from California vineyards for planting at the winery locale. Tasting Notes: This exuberant white was stainless steel fermented, with a small portion fermented in barrels. The barrel fermented portion gives the wine its richness and depth. The nose is intensely aromatic with pineapple, mango and keylime. The flavor is rich with melon, pear and hint of fresh peaches. This bottling is more proof that Sauvignon Blanc is very well suited to Long Island. Drink with pan-fried scallops, whole baked salmon, chicken, veal or as an aperitif. Return to Jamesport Vineyards Wine List

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