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Medolla Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2003

Member Review by LENNDEVOURS:

A lighter, everyday-style red, this wine's nose shows lots of oak, which comes through as toasty vanilla aromas, with sweet red cherry fruit and tobacco as well. Medium-light on the palate, cherry is the primary fruit flavor here with tobacco, vanilla and some green pepper. It's no where near as rich or intense as the 2002. The fruit clearly just wasn't as good on its way into the winery. Overall, it's a bit of a let down, but with the lower price, the Medollas seem to have de-classified this wine in a way.With relatively low tannins and nice acidity, it's best enjoyed with food.

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Varietal: Merlot
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Medolla Vineyards:
Our family’s wine making can be traced to the base of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius - a region known for it’s rich soil. My grandparents were wine makers from the nearby town of Torre Del Greco which was well known for producing the "Piedi Rosso" or Red Foot grape. In the winter of 1913, my grandmother immigrated to America where she carried on the tradition of making fine wines. Upon her arrival in t... Read more
Our family’s wine making can be traced to the base of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius - a region known for it’s rich soil. My grandparents were wine makers from the nearby town of Torre Del Greco which was well known for producing the "Piedi Rosso" or Red Foot grape. In the winter of 1913, my grandmother immigrated to America where she carried on the tradition of making fine wines. Upon her arrival in the United States she moved to the Red Hook/Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn in which many Italian immigrants from Southern Italy had settled. Each year during the harvest many of the neighborhood people continued their tradition of making wine for family use. Once the season began the streets were full of grape crates - moscato grapes, seedless grapes and any other grape type that was available was used. Families took great pride in carrying on their wine making traditions from the old country. Many of these people shared equipment, barrels, presses and such so that those who wanted to could make their own wine. It seemed as though each family had their own unique methods and techniques. But the end result was - everyone made wine! Today, the Medolla family proudly produces award winning merlot on the North Fork of Long Island. Our goal is simple: produce the best possible wine from the finest grapes. Come and experience our tradition! Salute! Read less

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Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
28312133
2.00 5
11/24/2008

A lighter, everyday-style red, this wine's nose shows lots of oak, which comes through as toasty vanilla aromas, with sweet red cherry fruit and tobacco as well. Medium-light on the palate, cherry is the primary fruit flavor here with tobacco, vanilla and some green pepper. It's no where near as rich or intense as the 2002. The fruit clearly just wasn't as good on its way into the winery. Overall, it's a bit of a let down, but with the lower price, the Medollas seem to have de-classified this wine in a way.With relatively low tannins and nice acidity, it's best enjoyed with food.


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/10/2008

A great example of classic Long Island Merlot that straddles that line between Old and New World, with a little rustic edge to it. The nose offers tobacco aromas along with raspberry and cherry fruit. Medium bodied, the flavors are similar to the nose with some minty, eucalyptus nuances and well-incorporated, ripe tannins. Well balanced with a nicely long finish, this is a wine worth seeking out



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