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Shinn Estate Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Wild Boar Doe 2004

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Our playful "wild" Bordeaux blend of 40% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Spicy and aromatic, our "wild boar doe" pairs perfectly with highly seasoned seafood stews, roasted meats and full flavored ripe 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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Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
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0.00 5
12/10/2008

Interesting and deeply aromatic the abundant nose is reminds one of local fresh raspberries with wisps of summer herbs and smoky black pepper. The palate is medium bodied and soft up front with peppery red raspberry flavors that lead to a medium-long finish with a little acidity. Sensible use of oak has preserved the fruit character and aromatics in this wine — a great choice in a cooler year.


Snooth User: vicnyc
3105224
2.00 5
08/30/2007

Two glasses


External Reviews for Shinn Estate Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Wild Boar Doe

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Too often, the term "food friendly" is meant as a negative in wine journalism — applied to wines deemed unable to bring pleasure on their own. This, of course, is absolutely ludicrous. It's impossible to separate the two. Food and wine are forever intertwined -- like Abott and Costello, peanut butter and jelly, or the Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl rings. Labeling a bottling as "food wine" should be an accolade, not a comment on its overall quality.Given their pedigree as restaurateurs, it's no surprise that David Page and Barbara Shinn, owners of Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck, bring a chef's sensibility to winemaking. Each of their new releases is right at 'Home' (also the name of their Greenwich Village restaurant) on the dinner table.The "Wild Boar Doe" (Boar Doe — Bordeaux. Get it?) ($22), is made with 40% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 17% malbec, 15% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc.Interesting and deeply aromatic, the abundant nose reminds one of local fresh raspberries with wisps of summer herbs and smoky black pepper. The palate is medium bodied and soft up front with peppery red raspberry flavors that lead to a medium-long finish with a little acidity. Sensible use of oak has preserved the fruit character and aromatics in this wine — a great choice in a cooler year. Drink now or over the next three to five years with stews or grilled meat.David told me on a recent visit that they are focusing their style toward highly aromatic wines -- and this wine is most certainly in line with that.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
08/30/2008

Spicy and aromatic, "wild boar doe" pairs perfectly with highly seasoned seafood stews, roasted meats and full flavored ripe cheeses.



Our playful "wild" Bordeaux blend of 40% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Spicy and aromatic, our "wild boar doe" pairs perfectly with highly seasoned seafood stews, roasted meats and full flavored ripe cheeses.

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