This wine flies in the face of all you have heard about New York reds. If you find this, buy a case,
External Reviews for Peconic Bay Winery Merlot North Fork
On Long Island, 2001 is widely regarded as a tremendous vintage – particularly for red wine. A warm growing season resulted in some of the ripest grapes in years – and that fruit quality shines through in the wines (when winemakers didn't try to make California-style wines, that is).Peconic Bay Winery's winemaker, Greg Gove, showed restraint with his 2001 Merlot. Right out of the bottle, rich, concentrated cherry, plum and chocolate flavors are nicely integrated with ripe, well-integrated tannins. But give this wine a little time open or in a decanter and you'll be rewarded with added layers of complexity in the form of summer herbs and tobacco. This is a wine that deserves more attention — and a spot in your cellar.