Shinn Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork First Fruit 2007

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Sauvignon Blanc has been rescuing me from a lake of local Chardonnay lately. It's the second most planted variety on Long Island — Merlot being fir... Read more

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Sauvignon Blanc has been rescuing me from a lake of local Chardonnay lately. It's the second most planted variety on Long Island — Merlot being first — and, by far the most planted white variety, so it only makes sense that there's a lot of it made, but it seems like too many winemakers over-oak these wines to the point of beating any Long Island terroir out of them completely. That is why I'm still so excited about the local Sauvignon Blanc that some wineries have put out in recent years, including Shinn Estate Vineyard's First Fruit, which is 96% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Semillon, their nod to the white wines of Bordeaux. The nose is expressive with fresh pear, lemon, grapefruit and herbal-grassy notes that lurk in the background. The palate offers similar flavors - with the addition of a squirt of lime and a sprinkling of sea salt minerality. Medium bodied and impeccably balanced with snappy acidity, this is a wine born beside the sea and one that goes with anything from the sea. This is a wine that you’d expect from a winery owned by a chef and a restaurateur.



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