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Shinn Estate Merlot 2013

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

North Fork of Long Island, New YorkShinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot is a recent wine gem discovery that shows promise for the future of New York winemaking. Owners David Page and Barbara Shinn met in 1988 in San Francisco. In the early 90's they moved to New York to open one of the first farm to table restaurants on the east coast, Home, focusing on local ingredients and New York state wines. They purchased land in Mattituck on Long Island in 1998 and later planted 20 acres of vines and built a winery on the property.Now 25 acres, the vineyard is farmed following biodynamic and organic principles (though not certified) and teeming with life: rabbits, birds, insects, and their own honey bees. In 2012 they helped create the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing program, under which they are also certified. Since 2010 the winery has been entirely powered by wind and solar energy. For over a decade Shinn has been producing some of the best wines to come out of Long Island. Age-worthy, and complex, they deliver quality that you would expect from a region with a much longer history. It only takes a few wineries producing superlative wines to establish a region's reputation, and we are pleased to welcome Shinn Estate Vineyards into our Wine Gems portfolio!Shinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot is medium-full in body with soft tannins. It shows aromas of sweet spices, toasted herbs and minerals while expressing classic flavors of black cherry, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. This wine is drinking beautifully now and it will age well and continue to evolve for 5-7 years.Enjoy Shinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot with roasted Long Island duck, grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.

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Shinn Estate Vineyards:
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest a... Read more
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest and ferment our selections separately, blending them into a finished wine only after many blending trials. In the cellar, we use several French coopers for the barrels, and oak from several forests, all of which impart their individual aging characteristics to the Wine - From the vineyard floor to the bottle, our wines are the result of the diverse ecosystem we have created on the estate, coupled with meticulous winemaking and gentle aging in the cellar. Read less

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External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
08/19/2016

North Fork of Long Island, New YorkShinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot is a recent wine gem discovery that shows promise for the future of New York winemaking. Owners David Page and Barbara Shinn met in 1988 in San Francisco. In the early 90's they moved to New York to open one of the first farm to table restaurants on the east coast, Home, focusing on local ingredients and New York state wines. They purchased land in Mattituck on Long Island in 1998 and later planted 20 acres of vines and built a winery on the property.Now 25 acres, the vineyard is farmed following biodynamic and organic principles (though not certified) and teeming with life: rabbits, birds, insects, and their own honey bees. In 2012 they helped create the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing program, under which they are also certified. Since 2010 the winery has been entirely powered by wind and solar energy. For over a decade Shinn has been producing some of the best wines to come out of Long Island. Age-worthy, and complex, they deliver quality that you would expect from a region with a much longer history. It only takes a few wineries producing superlative wines to establish a region's reputation, and we are pleased to welcome Shinn Estate Vineyards into our Wine Gems portfolio!Shinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot is medium-full in body with soft tannins. It shows aromas of sweet spices, toasted herbs and minerals while expressing classic flavors of black cherry, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. This wine is drinking beautifully now and it will age well and continue to evolve for 5-7 years.Enjoy Shinn Estate Vineyards Estate Merlot with roasted Long Island duck, grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.



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