Shinn Estate Vineyards White Blend North Fork First Fruit 2006

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Grapefruit, gooseberry, and minerals. Dry, light and crisp. Wonderful Long Island Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for a sunny day in the Hamptons.

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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
28312133
4.00 5
06/19/2007

Chardonnay, shmarddonay. Yes, chardonnay is the white wine that dominates the Long Island wine scene. It's the most planted and, obviously, most made. That's because despite trends away from it, it's still the most sold white wine in the market. Yes, I like--and sometimes love--local chardonnay. The acid balance can be stellar in these parts. But, so far this spring, the wines I've been digging most have been local sauvignon blancs. There have already been several 2006 sauvignons that I've enjoyed and Shinn Estate Vineyards’ 2006 First Fruit ($23) which is primarily sauvignon blanc, with just a squirt (4%) Semillon, fits right in. Right out of the bottle, the nose is a little taut and doesn’t offer much, but with a little coaxing, bright, fresh aromas of juicy pear citrus and sweet basil emerge. Medium bodied and flavorful, the pear flavors are lip-smackingly delicious, with subtle ruby red grapefruit and terrific acidity. The herbal character of the grape is here, particularly on a surprisingly long minty-lime finish, but it’s not aggressive or overbearing. Impeccable balance is on display here. Local seafood prays for this wine when it goes to sleep at night.


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
28312133
0.00 5
12/10/2008

Mostly sauvignon blanc, with just a squirt (4%) Semillon. Right out of the bottle, the nose is a little taut and doesn't offer much, but with a little coaxing, bright, fresh aromas of juicy pear citrus and sweet basil emerge. Medium bodied and flavorful the pear flavors are lip-smackingly delicious, with subtle ruby red grapefruit and terrific acidity. The herbal character of the grape is here, particularly on a surprisingly long minty-lime finish, but it's not aggressive or overbearing. Impeccable balance is on display here.


External Reviews for Shinn Estate Vineyards White Blend North Fork First Fruit

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Chardonnay, shmarddonay. Yes, Chardonnay is the white wine that dominates the Long Island wine scene and the U.S. market in general. And yes, I like - and sometimes love - local Chardonnay. The acid balance can be stellar in these parts. But, so far this year, the wines I've been the most excited about have been made with Sauvignon Blanc. There have already been several 2006 Sauvignons that I've enjoyed and Shinn Estate Vineyards' 2006 First Fruit ($23) which is primarily Sauvignon Blanc, with just a squirt (4%) of Semillon, fits right in. Right out of the bottle, the nose is a little taut and doesn't offer much, but with a little coaxing, bright, fresh aromas of juicy pear citrus and sweet basil emerge. Medium bodied and flavorful, the pear flavors are lip-smacking delicious, with subtle ruby red grapefruit and terrific acidity. The herbal character of the grape is here, particularly on a surprisingly long minty-lime finish, but it's not aggressive or overbearing. Impeccable balance is on display here. Local seafood prays for this wine when it goes to sleep at night.



Grapefruit, gooseberry, and minerals. Dry, light and crisp. Wonderful Long Island Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for a sunny day in the Hamptons.

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