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Shinn Estate Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Red 2008

Member Review by LennThompson:

This strawberry- and watermelon-scented wine is far from wimpy. It's medium bodied and much rounder and fuller on the palate--but still balanced with gentle acidity and even a little tannic structure.There is a faint buttery note too, although malolactic fermentation was strictly avoided. For me, it's almost too bold, but it's still plenty fresh, refreshing and versatile.

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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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Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/10/2008

This strawberry- and watermelon-scented wine is far from wimpy. It's medium bodied and much rounder and fuller on the palate--but still balanced with gentle acidity and even a little tannic structure.There is a faint buttery note too, although malolactic fermentation was strictly avoided. For me, it's almost too bold, but it's still plenty fresh, refreshing and versatile.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,449
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/01/2009

an okay red wine: dark fruit, kind of dirty, reminds me of an old-world bordeaux blend for some reason, substantial tannins but doesn't leave you dry in the mouth


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,449
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/01/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: LennThompson
28312133
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 11/18/2008

A medium-light cherry red in the glass, it offers cherry and red raspberry fruit aromas on the nose with subtle black pepper—from that petit verdot no doubt—and just a little earthiness.No where near as flavorful as it is aromatic, it is light bodied, juicy and a little limp with simple red fruit flavors and just a little pepperiness. A little more body would really help here I think.


External Reviews for Shinn Estate Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Red

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
11/18/2016

North Fork of Long Island, New YorkShinn Estate Vineyards Red is a Bordeaux blend that shows off the potential 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 include Shinn Estate Vineyards in our Wine Gems portfolio!Shinn Estate Vineyards Red is medium-full in body with soft tannins. The blend is 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Malbec. It shows aromas of sweet spices, toasted herbs and minerals while expressing classic flavors of cherry, black currant, chocolate, licorice and spice. This wine is drinking beautifully now and it will drink well for another 4-6 years.Enjoy Shinn Estate Vineyards Red with roasted Long Island duck, grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Upon first sip raspberry and strawberry burst forth, while a refreshing finish makes it a great match with any meal.


External Review
Vintage: NV 04/07/2011

I have an announcement to make: I have a new favorite local red wine for every day, food-friendly drinking. Shinn Estate Vineyard's non-vintage Red ($14) is a blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon. It isn't the most complex local merlot. It isn't the richest, deepest pour either...but it's ideally suited for food. Light-to-medium bodied, this wine actually has some pinot noir-like qualities despite the grapes involved. Light ruby in the glass, the nose is mainly raspberry and strawberris, with just the most subtle hints of spice. The palate is juicy red berries, hints of oak character, and terrific food-friendly acidity that is what makes this wine so charming. It's not really non-vintage (all of the grapes came from 2004) but they want to keep their options open for future releases. I can only assume the same is true with the name -- at 75% merlot, they could legally label it merlot.


External Review
Vintage: NV 09/15/2010

This red quaffing wine shows delicious North Fork fruit characteristics. It has bright red fruit and refreshing acidity with flavors of red cherries, licorice and the tell-tale graphite minerality. It has soft tannins, making this red smooth, soft, refreshing and elegant.



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