Yes...we have one more delicious Pet-Nat for you from the 2017 vintage. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon this bubbly has a gorgeous pale pink-salmony orange color and intoxicating aromas and flavors of sour cherry, sugar plums, yellow plums and watermelon accompanied by our telltale minerality. Quite dry and delicious with great texture and balance as well as luxurious feeling bubbles. Super versatile and can go with just about anything. This one is easy to open with very little foaming...but still make sure to ice it down for thirty minutes before opening as it enhances this delectable sparkler...and have your glasses and your senses ready! 10.5% alc. 208 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
September Wine Club Exclusive
A new vintage of L’Enfant Sauvage is always released with great excitement. L’Enfant Sauvage is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes hand-harvested from our Brick Kiln and Sculpture Garden Vineyards here in Bridgehampton. The grapes are gently whole cluster-pressed, the juice settled overnight and then all new French oak barrels are filled to the top. The ambient/wild/spontaneous yeast kick in and the wine ferments. The secondary malo-lactic fermentation also happens spontaneously and we leave the wine on its yeast lees with no topping until blending and bottling. This release, our 2015 L’Enfant Sauvage, spent 16 months in barrel! The wine is delicious, elegant, satisfying, juicy, wild and complex! The 2015 L’Enfant Sauvage is a beautiful clear gold color and possesses clean, piercing flavors and aromas of apples, lemon curd, pears, just-baked brioche, pineapple, brown baking spices and salty minerals. The wine is dry, medium-bodied, has balanced acidity, moderate alcohol…and a long, complex persistent finish. The aromas and flavors are fairly intense and long-lasting yet there is restraint, elegance and finesse enrobed in the rich, barrel-fermented style. One of the very rewarding aspects of L’Enfant is how approachable it is in its youth yet it really is a wine meant for 8-12 years of aging in bottle. It is thrilling to see the wine develop beautifully and still offer remarkable freshness, aliveness and potential for further development at six or eight or ten years of age. As always L’Enfant is a great match for lobster, scallops, truffles, roast chicken, goose, wild salmon, arctic char and mushroom dishes. As we like to say, our 2015 L’Enfant Sauvage is a wine with a wild treble, a deep bass, a funky rhythm section, unforgettable melodies and beautiful harmony…don’t miss the music! On February 3rd 2017 a mere 282 cases were bottled by gravity. 8 bottle limit per customer.
September Wine Club Exclusive
Here is a very special, very small production wine made from a single varietal that we have released only once before. Let us introduce you to this delicious bottling of our 2016 Dornfelder. Dornfelder is a black grape variety originating from a German crossing of two vinifera grapes called Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe. Dornfelder has great pigmentation, is juicy and aromatic. We have blended in a bit of Pinot Noir (15%) for elegance, acid balance, as well as flavor and aromatic complexity. This wine was raised in older oak barrels for eight months and bottled by gravity. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot, punched down by hand and fermented with wild/ambient yeast. This is a darkly fruited, brambly, savory and delicious bottle of wine. Our 2016 Dornfelder is super youthful and will benefit from decanting (if drinking now) as well as another 4-5 years of time in the bottle. This wine has wonderful juicy acidity so match with rich, fatty fish dishes, braised meat dishes, roast pork and wild boar pappardelle in addition to smoked bluefish, wild salmon, lobster thermidor and surf and turf! 198 cases produced. 6 bottle max per Wine Club member.
100% Tocai Friulano
Bubbly Tocai...need we say more! Straw colored, alluring aromas and flavors of biscuits, apples and pears, yeasty bread and minerals. Drier than the Bianco or the Sylvanus with refreshing acidity and great balance of mousse, alcohol, acid and fruit character. But there is hardly any of this one so do not wait! 10% alcohol. 39 cases produced. 3 bottle max per customer.
50% Pinot Grigio 40% Muscat Ottonel 10% Pinot Bianco
Sylvanus is a field blend...a Vin de Terroir. Straw colored, inviting aromas and flavors of white flowers, tree fruit, musk melon, minerals and salty air. A hint of sweetness balances the refreshing acidity and keeps you coming back for more sips of this super satisfying white sparkling wine. You can pair this one with just about anything from morning to noon, or tonight! 10% alcohol 225 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
42% Merlot 35% Syrah 22% Cabernet Franc 1% Teroldego
Ruby red colored, aromas and flavors of red flowers, raspberries, plums and cherries, as well as earth and spice. Dry, balanced 10.5% alcohol, refreshing acidity and delicious savory fruit character keeps you coming back for more of this super yummy red sparkling wine. You can pair this one with pizza, pasta, burgers, chops, grilled fish and veg and just about anything else you can think of! 104 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.
We always love offering a new vintage of Pinot Grigio as it defies the usual expectations of the grape. Our 2017 Pinot Grigio is alive with aromas and flavors of tree-ripe peaches (yellow and white), golden and granny-smith apples, pears, white flowers, brown spice, a touch of honey and what is becoming a tell-tale note in our whites; a salty, chalky minerality. This lovely dry white wine is clean, alluring and focused with loads of personality and a silken mouthfeel. We have often said that Pinot Grigio gets a bad rap from the thin, dilute industrial examples and we are proud to enlighten the naysayers with a Pinot Grigio of superior character. For our 2017 version all the fruit was hand-harvested, whole cluster-pressed, fermented in stainless steel barrels (73%) and older/neutral oak puncheons (27%). The wine was handled minimally and bottled by gravity (after eight months on its lees) on April 30th, 2018. Our 2017 is again composed of 100% Pinot Grigio. The wine possesses a golden straw color, medium body, moderate alcohol, medium acidity and a long juicy, satisfying finish. The 2017 Pinot Grigio features fruit from both our home farm in Bridgehampton and from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork, hence the blended Long Island AVA. We are proud of our Pinot Grigio and encourage you to drink it with local fish and shellfish (especially fried), sheep's milk cheeses, zucchini frittatas, light chicken dishes, pastas and charcuterie. We made 582 cases of this wonderful wine and suggest taking advantage of the real and very attractive quality/value ratio.
It is very exciting for us to be able to work with specific sites and see their imprint and expression upon individual varieties and blends. In 2005 we planted several varieties including Tocai Friulano at the Mudd West Vineyard with Steve Mudd. We are one of only a handful of producers of Tocai Friulano in the United States. We have made Tocai from our Sylvanus Vineyard in Bridgehampton since 2002 and thought it would be cool, interesting and delicious to make one from the site on the North Fork. The soils are a bit different, the North Fork site a bit drier and a degree or two warmer. Now we are proud to offer you the 2016 vintage of Tocai Friulano from the Mudd West Vineyard. This dry white wine was fermented in 28% old French and Slovenian oak barrels and 72% small stainless-steel barrels and offers medium-plus intensity of aromas and flavors. There are white flower and talc, fresh green almonds, white peaches, apple skin, brown spices, minerals, white grapefruit and something reminiscent of an ocean breeze. The wine is medium-bodied and has moderate alcohol and balanced acidity. There is a lovely, lengthy, refreshingly tangy finish. As always, the fruit was hand-harvested and whole cluster-pressed. The wine was bottled by gravity on July 14th, 2017. Match this long, pure, tasty wine with prosciutto, salami, porchetta, risi e bisi, fresh pea risotto or pasta, fava bean salads, fried fluke or fricos. Only 193 cases were made so do not wait. We recommend drinking this wine in the first 2-3 years after its release. 1 case max per customer.
We know and are now convinced of the great potential of Petit Verdot here on Long Island. We have made Petit Verdot into a delicious red wine in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, and there is no doubt it is a star in our cellar. Petit Verdot is a black grape variety most often found in the red blends of Bordeaux. Planted in small quantities around the world it is a small-berried, thick skinned variety. Our 2016 version is comprised of 100% Petit Verdot all from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork. The 2016 Petit Verdot is a dark, dry, spicy red wine full of black and blue fruit character. The wine is very aromatic…purple flowers, minerals, blueberries, black currants, wet stone, wild blackberries, and exotic spice are all there. So too is depth, purity and sex appeal. The wine is long, enticing, alluring, concentrated, textural, complex…simply delicious! There is balance of fruit character, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity, ripe, grippy tannins and integrated oak. As with all our red wines this wine was made from hand-harvested fruit that was de-stemmed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. The wine was raised in older/neutral oak barrels for 13 months. This wine will match fantastically with prime rib, roast lamb and pork, grilled steaks, mushrooms, duck confit, squab and grain dishes. Our 2016 Petit Verdot is really a baby and while approachable and delectable now the wine will continue to improve in the bottle for more than a decade. We only made a little bit, 198 cases, so don’t wait on securing some. It’s not going to last that long! 6 bottle max per customer.
Our Mudd Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has become a CDW classic…a staple that gets snatched up very quickly. Our 2017 Mudd Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a clean, crisp, aromatic dry white wine that displays mineral, citrus, stone and tree fruit flavors and aromas. This wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel. This wine was made from the fruit of some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines on Long Island which were planted in 1975 (on their own roots!) The soil in the Mudd Vineyard is mostly the Haven Loam with some portions being Riverhead Sandy Loam. As always, all the fruit was hand-picked, whole cluster-pressed, handled minimally and bottled by gravity on March 12th, 2018. Our 2017 version is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This is a dynamic wine exhibiting medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and a long lasting, persistent finish with beautiful subtlety and delicacy. The 2017 Mudd Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, vibrant, precise and alive! It possesses flavors and aromas of white grapefruit, lime, herbs, cut grass, tangy white peach, a chalky, salty minerality and even some hints of tropical fruits and white flowers. Our 2017 Mudd Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is just plain delicious and will match well with local oysters and clams, fresh chevre, spring onions and ramps, charcuterie, asparagus and egg dishes as well as most white-fleshed fish. Don’t wait this year as yields were down a bit in 2017 and we only made 408 cases. 1 case max per customer.
A new vintage of Rosso Fresco is out and we are stoked! So, we open the bottle, pour a glass...swirl, sniff, taste...and "Wow...Fun, Fresh, Delish and darn good!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2017 vintage of Rosso Fresco and have been for years. Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2017 version is comprised of 76% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 8% Blaufrankisch, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Teroldego. There are beautiful high-toned aromas and flavors of red cherry, red raspberry, red plum, red current, spice and earth. This dry red wine is medium-bodied, has moderate (12%) alcohol, balanced acid, very soft, silky tannins and a juicy persistent finish. Rosso Fresco is a playful, full-flavored, fun, friendly red wine that pairs well with pastas and just about any fish, fowl or four-legged food you serve with it. The 2017 Rosso Fresco has a Long Island AVA and is made from hand-harvested grapes from both the North and the South Forks. All the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2017 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, and was not fined or filtered. The wine spent four months in all older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2017 Rosso Fresco is a very versatile red wine and will bring you year-round pleasure. The wine was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on February 16th, 2018. Enjoy our 2017 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. Or put a slight chill on it if its hot out! We bottled 568 cases of this yummy wine.
48% Pinot Grigio 42% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Tocai Friulano
Straw colored, inviting aromas and flavors of white flowers, tree fruit, yeasty bread, minerals and salty air. A hint of sweetness balances the refreshing acidity and keeps you coming back for more sips of this super satisfying white sparkling wine. You can pair this one with just about anything from morning to noon, or tonight! 10% alcohol 378 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
96% Merlot 4% Lagrein
Gorgeous electric ruby pink sparkling wine. Intoxicating aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, plum and watermelon accompanied by our telltale minerality. Just a touch of sweetness, irresistibly delicious, great texture and balance as well as a lovingly luxurious feeling of bubbles. Super versatile and can go with just about anything. 11% alc. 165 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
We are always very happy to release a new vintage of our lovely Blaufrankisch. Over the years this variety has proven its affinity with our climate and we love to use it both as a blending grape and as a varietal bottling. Our 2014 Sylvanus Vineyard Blaufrankisch is comprised, as it often is, of 75% Blaufrankisch and 25% Dornfelder. We feel the Dornfelder is a great match as a blending grape with its darker color, briary, bramble and spice fruit character. The 2014 wine has a dark ruby-red colored rim with purple inflections and an opaque purple core. The aromas and flavors are full of lilacs, raspberries, black raspberries, plums, boysenberries, violets, brown spice and black pepper. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with Burgundian texture and great concentration. The alcohol is moderate (12%), the acids juicy and balanced; the tannins are present but soft and the wine offers a great deal of pleasure and a long delicious finish. All the fruit was hand-picked from our Sylvanus vineyard here in Bridgehampton on the South Fork, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand in small one-ton bins. The wine spent 17 months in older hogsheads, puncheons and barriques of French and Slovenian oak. This Blau was bottled by gravity without fining on April 8th, 2016. Our 2014 Blaufrankisch Sylvanus Vineyard is a great match with venison, pork roasts, meatballs, duck, game birds, veal chops, hard mountain and washed rind cheeses as well as earthy grain and squash-based dishes. This wine would also be a great choice for smoked bluefish and richer fish preparations. Our 2014 Sylvanus Vineyard Blau is still youthful and will age in the bottle easily for at least another five years! Irresistible now as well, it will benefit from decanting and large stemware! Enjoy...150 cases produced. 4 bottles max per customer.
Restraint…Elegance…Finesse. These are the words that consistently spring to mind after smelling and tasting a new vintage of our Brick Kiln Chardonnay. Deliciousness and reflection of place are what we seek, and they continue to find a home in this graceful white wine. Crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes that were hand-picked from our Brick Kiln Vineyard in Bridgehampton this beautiful white wine was whole cluster-pressed then barrel fermented and raised in (82%) old French barriques (228L) and (18%) stainless steel barrels for ten months. The resulting wine is light straw-colored with gold and green inflections and is bone dry, medium-bodied, possesses moderate alcohol and juicy, balanced acidity. There are gorgeous aromas and flavors of pears, golden apples, white flowers, nectarine, lemon curd, brown spice and a saline minerality. Very tasty now, this wine is tight and young; unfolding in the glass slowly and with complexity that suggests it will develop for three or four years and drink well for at least five or more. Match this wine with salmon, arctic char, lobster pasta, smoked trout, ham, roast chicken, mushroom risotto or winter squash. Our 2015 Brick Kiln has a long, round, juicy finish that is persistent with pleasure. It is wonderful to have a Chardonnay that offers richness, satisfaction and weight and which still offers a lightness of being and keeps you coming back for more. Our 2015 Brick Kiln was bottled by gravity on July 21st, 2016 and 288 cases were produced. 1 case limit per customer.
This is the sixth year that our Sculpture Garden is grown and produced as a true field blend. This beautiful ruby red wine consists of 91% Merlot, 6% Teroldego and 3% Blaufränkisch. All the varieties were grown together in our Sculpture Garden Vineyard (the oldest on the South Fork, planted in 1982 & 1987), picked together and fermented wild/ambiently together. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed but not crushed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. The wine went through a natural malo-lactic fermentation and was raised in older French oak barrels for 19 months. The wine was handled minimally (only racked once) and was bottled by gravity June 8th, 2016. The wine may throw sediment over time and we would recommend decanting after several years in the bottle. While delicious now this wine will improve wonderfully for six to eight years and drink well for a decade plus. Our 2014 Sculpture Garden smells of ripe red and black fruit and is awash in aromas and flavors of black raspberry, black plum, red & black cherry, purple flowers in addition to some smoke and cinnamon notes. There is an underlying and beautifully inviting herbaceousness as well as some earthy minerality and touch of bacon and brown spice in this seductive and complex red wine. The wine is dry and retains a medium body, moderate alcohol and balanced acidity. The wine reflects the warm 2014 growing season with ripe fruit coupled with juicy acidity, medium body and youthful tension which beautifully expresses our maritime climate with its savory rather than sweet palate, and elegance that is alluring. There is always a silky, smooth, supple quality to our Sculpture Garden and the great length is complemented by a textural, aromatic and flavor complexity, whose qualities truly improve with age! When feeling more formal pair this wine with Long Island duck, lamb chops or a prime rib roast and when you're in a more casual mood match with rich meaty pastas, burgers and grilled fatty fish. 238 cases produced. 8 bottle max per customer.
Pretty, elegant, full and fine...juicy with balanced alcohol, ruby pink color...delicious red plum fruit, slate, spice, black raspberries, lilacs, violets, pepper and minerals...long and persistent...very versatile, goes with just about anything! Deceptively fleshy...Inviting and comforting. 338 cases made.
Our Refosco is always a wonderfully surprising Rosato... gorgeous light pink salmon color, sweet wild red and black fruit character... sexy, exuberant and most importantly, fun! This is a mouthwatering, crisp, moderate alcohol, and dry Rosato... alpine wild strawberries (fraise des bois), ripe wild blackberries, black raspberries and other bramble fruit... SPICY... also floral, citrus and mineral notes... lengthy finish. Made from 75% Refosco and 25% Cabernet Franc. Match this delicious pink wine with prosciutto and melon, charcuterie, fricos, fish salads or tacos, pastas, porchetta, poultry and grilled seafood. Tiny production this year, only 107 cases made.
Plump and jovial! An ode to versatility...ruby pink color...alluring, playful, aromatic, and quite gulpable...red raspberries, strawberries, red apple skin, red cherries, spice and minerals...persistent finish, great character and a wonderful zing....Beautiful texture, dry, moderate 12.5% alcohol...pair this wine with almost anything...tomatoes and mozzarella to hanger steak with chimichurri sauce or charcuterie. Serious crowd pleaser! 1208 cases made.
Grapes from some of the oldest vines planted (in 1975) on Long Island! Beautiful jewel-like light pink salmony color...red currant, watermelon, raspberry, black cherry, black currant, spice and flowers...Plump, delicious, inviting, moderate alcohol, juicy and persistent wine...wonderful fruit intensity, a clean, satisfying finish...Match with smoked fish and fare from the grill; beef, lamb, chicken, pork, BBQ, lobster, sausage, tuna, vegetables, and mushrooms as well as mildly spicy food, especially Mexican and Thai preparations. Gulpable and Smashable! 398 cases made.