Good red and black fruit aromas and tastes. It is light and delicate. A good wine to sip on - not too big. The flavors are straightforward and simple, and austere and airy.
This wine flies in the face of all you have heard about New York reds. If you find this, buy a case,
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The 2007 Peconic Bay Merlot is soft, inky and intense with long flavors of black fruits, plum skin, cedar and forest floor. Stylistically, it is very similar in weight and texture to Pomerol wines of good pedigree. It will improve in the bottle for many years and last as long as 18-20 gracefully
This is a soft, approachable, well balanced Merlot. It possesses delicate hints of cedar, spice, plum, and black cherry in the nose. There is also an enticing subtle herbal character that imbues the aromatic structure. The tannins are ripe and firm. This gives the wine backbone and maintains overall structure.
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.
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