Our Dorn & Blau is a wine we have only made once before, in 2011. 2013 presented us with lots of beautiful fruit and both our Blaufrankisch and our Dornfelder were gorgeous, so we wanted to make this unique expression again (not to mention the blend is just plain delicious). Over the years these varieties have proven their affinity to each other and with our climate and we love to use both. So here you go…Our 2013 Dorn & Blau is comprised of 62% Dornfelder and 38% Blaufranksich. We feel the Dornfelder and Blaufranksich are a great match and together highlight the darker colors, briary, bramble, game meat and spiced fruit character of these two grapes. This 2013 wine has a dark ruby-red colored rim with purple inflections and an opaque core. The aromas and flavors are full of black raspberry, black plum, blackberry, lavender, violet, tar, a resiny savory spice and a touch of smoked game meat. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with Burgundian texture and great concentration. The alcohol is moderate, 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 on our farm 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 12 months in old French and Slovenian oak barrels and hogsheads. The wine was bottled by gravity on October 27th, 2014. Our 2013 Dorn & Blau Sylvanus Vineyard is a great match with wild game (flying or four-legged), venison, pork roasts, lamb burgers, sausages (especially merguez or chorizo), short ribs, truffle cheeses, hoisin, terriyaki and would be delicious with pappardelle and wild boar ragu or any salted, cured porcine product! This wine is still youthful and tight and while quite delicious now, it will benefit from additional cellaring for another 8-10 years. 132 cases produced. 6 bottles max per customer.
We are always very happy to release a new vintage of our lovely Blaufrankisch. And while this wine is always really good...this vintage may be exceptional. 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 version is comprised of 86% Blaufrankisch and 14% Dornfelder. The 2014 wine has a light ruby-red colored rim with purple inflections and an opaque core. The aromas and flavors are pronounced, sexy and full of purple flowers, black plum, black raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry, lavender, violet, tobacco leaf and a resiny savory spice. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with Burgundian texture and great concentration. And all we did was pick ripe, healthy, beautiful grapes and de-stemmed them in a bin. The alcohol is moderate, the acid is juicy and balanced; the tannins are present but soft and the wine offers a great deal of pleasure, bold aromatics and a long delicious finish. All the fruit was hand-picked from the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork, de-stemmed, fermented wild/ambiently, crushed by foot and punched down by hand in small one ton bins. The wine spent 18 months in older oak puncheons, hogsheads and barrels. The wine was bottled by gravity without fining on April 9 th 2016. Our 2014 Blaufrankisch Mudd West Vineyard is a great match with grains, game meats, pork and lamb chops, beef roasts, mushrooms, aged cheeses and veal. While irresistible now this wine will be even better with another 6-8 years more bottle aging, so pick up a few to taste along its evolution. 105 cases produced. 6 bottles max per customer.
We always keep our minds and mouths open to something new (or old) and delicious. We now know and are convinced of the great potential of Petit Verdot here on Long Island. We have now made Petit Verdot into a delicious red wine in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 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 2015 version is comprised of 100% Petit Verdot all from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork. The 2015 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 neutral oak barrels for 18 months. This wine will match fantastically with prime rib, roast lamb and pork, grilled steaks, mushrooms, duck confit, squab and grain dishes. Our 2015 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, 239 cases, so don't wait on securing some. It's not going to last that long! 6 bottle max per customer - put at least three or four of those bottles away for a long time!
Clones is a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a skin-fermented twist! Our 2014 Clones is wild, alluring and sexy. Clones is a unique white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes five other grape varieties. The 2014 version is composed of 70% Chardonnay, 13% Tocai Friulano, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Pinot Grigio, 2% Muscat Ottonel and 2% Gewurztraminer, This dry white wine is light gold in color with pronounced aromas and flavors of poached pear, toasted apple, minerals, brown spices, lemon glaze, lemon curd, honey, brioche, white flowers and marcona almonds. Our 2014 Clones is medium-bodied, has moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and a long, persistent, flavorful finish. The wine was fermented and raised in Slovenian and French oak puncheons, hogsheads and barrels of which 33% were new and 67% were older and neutral. The majority of the wine, but not all, was fermented with ambient/wild yeast and went through a "natural" secondary or malo-lactic fermentation. The oak integration (12 months spent in barrel) in our 2014 Clones is lovely and the balance of fruit, acid, alcohol and oak coupled with the finesse and paradoxical texture of rich and round with a precise and angular mouthfeel make this a truly excellent bottle of Chardonnay. The finish is long, complex and persistent. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Tocai were whole cluster-pressed while a bit of the gewurz, tocai, pinot grigio and muscat were fermented on their skins and then blended back into the Chardonnay lot. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on September 11th, 2015. The wine has benefitted from time in bottle and is irresistible now, however our 2014 "Clones" will improve for two or three years more in the bottle and drink well for at least another five years. Pair this tasty white with a roast chicken, smoked trout, crispy skin wild salmon or char, local bluefish, sautéed scallops, local monkish, mushroom risotto or a clam pie. 322 cases produced. 8 bottle max per customer.
We love Chardonnay! Often we crave a pure, clean style that celebrates the fruit of our region and is very versatile at the table. Our 2016 Scuttlehole Chardonnay certainly fits the bill. This is a captivating and salivatingly delicious 100% Chardonnay. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks with no malo-lactic fermentation resulting in a dry wine with flavors and aromas of minerals, apples, pears, citrus fruit and lemon curd. This fresh, unoaked wine is medium-bodied with balanced acidity and alcohol. The wine is wonderfully juicy with the textural interplay of both linearity and roundness that provides great pleasure and interest. There is a creaminess that is unmistakably Chardonnay. As always the fruit for this wine was hand-picked, whole cluster-pressed, handled minimally and bottled by gravity. The Chardonnay (from the classic Dijon clones) was harvested from vineyards on both the North and South forks, thus the Long Island AVA. Our Scuttlehole Chardonnay continues to be a favorite restaurant by the glass pour due to its terrific versatility in food pairing and our 2016 Scuttlehole Chardonnay continues the tradition of boundless pairing potential at the table. Comfortable with either complimentary or contrasting flavors, try this wine with crisp, briny shellfish or oily bluefish and wild salmon; fresh cheeses, a citrus roast chicken or a fresh salad with duck confit. We encourage you to experiment with our Scuttlehole Chardonnay as it is so adaptable, versatile and delicious. Drink now through the next 1-3 years. 1228 cases produced.
We always love offering a new vintage of Pinot Grigio as it defies the usual expectations of the grape. Our 2016 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 2016 version all the fruit was hand-harvested, whole cluster-pressed, fermented in stainless steel barrels (75%) and older/neutral oak barrels and hogsheads (25%). The wine was handled minimally and bottled by gravity (after eight months on its lees) on April 27th, 2017. Our 2016 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 2016 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 412 cases of this wonderful wine and suggest taking advantage of the real and very attractive quality/value ratio. 18 bottle max per customer.
Yes...we have one more delicious Pet-Nat for you from the 2016 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! 9.5% alc. 208 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
This is the fifth 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 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 24 months. The wine was handled minimally (only racked once) and was bottled by gravity with no filtration. 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 2013 Sculpture Garden smells of ripe red and black fruit and is awash in aromas and flavors of black raspberry, black plum, red & black cherry and purple flowers in addition to some smoke, wet stones and cinnamon notes. There is an underlying 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 2013 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. 188 cases produced. 4 bottles max per customer.
We are thrilled to release the next vintage of our delicious white wine Mosaico. Mosaico is an exotic field blend that comes from a complanted block in our Sylvanus vineyard on our estate in Bridgehampton. Our 2014 Mosaico is comprised of 32% Pinot Grigio, 29% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 7% Tocai Friulano and 8% Gewurztraminer. This is a dry white wine where all the varieties were grown, harvested, pressed and fermented together in a stainless steel tank (56%) and new (20%) and older oak barrels (24%). All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed, except for a couple of bins of the Muscat and Gewurztraminer grapes as well as coupe of bins of all the varieties, which were fermented ambiently/wild on their skins and blended back in (37% on skins). This is a texturally delicious and aromatically unique white wine. The color is a beautiful golden tone with a touch of amber from the skin- fermentation. The flavors and aromas are complex and deep and range from citrus fruit (lemon), tree fruit (pears, apples), stone fruit (peaches, apricots), and tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, lychee)...in addition there are beautiful notes of flowers, honey, brown spices and saline minerality. The wine is medium-bodied, the alcohol and acidity are balanced and the finish is long, clean, persistent and delicious. The 2014 Mosaico spent 18 months on its lees and was bottled by gravity on April 1st, 2016. Try this wine with all manner of fish and shellfish dishes as well as vegetables, chicken, pork or veal sausage and white meats that incorporate exotic and/or aromatic seasoning and spices. Our 2014 Mosaico is delicious now and will offer great drinking opportunities over at least the next five to seven years as our past vintages of Mosaico have been aging effortlessly for 5-8 years. Only 378 cases were produced of the 2014 vintage. 6 bottle max per customer.
The last time we made a red wine from Cabernet Franc was 2001! So this has been a long time coming and we are quite excited. Cabernet Franc is a red grape very well suited to our Long Island terroir. We have made delicious, gulpable rosati out of it for years and are jazzed about occasionally offering this grape as a red wine with all the wonders that it brings to the table and to our glasses. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc is a treble clef, alive, high-toned and happy wine! Beautiful, melodic aromas and flavors of bright red fruit, raspberries, cherries, plums and purple flowers coupled with a faint herbal note, silky textures and a wonderful lightness of being make this wine irresistible. Comprised of 93% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot from the North Fork this wine was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand and shovel. The wine was fermented wild/ambiently and spent 8 months in older oak. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on June 17th, 2016. This wine will pair fabulously with charcuterie, light meat dishes, grilled fish and vegetables, pastas, wood-fired pizzas and most anything coming from a pig! This wine is hard not to drink immediately however it will continue to evolve in the bottle for the next five years or so. 113 cases produced. 5 bottle 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 jot down, "Fun, Fresh, Delish and darn good!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2016 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 2016 version is comprised of 33% Dornfelder, 27% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 6% Refosco and 6% Petit Verdot. There are 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 2016 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 2016 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, was not fined and filtered once. The wine spent eight months in all older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2016 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 May 17th 2017. Enjoy our 2016 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. We bottled 398 cases of this yummy wine. (Last year's vintage of Rosso Fresco was recently featured by Eric Asimov in the New York Times list of 20 wines under $20.) 12 bottle max per customer.
This is an enchanting, exotically-fruited, exuberant white wine! Our 2015 Cuvee Tropical is alive with white peaches, yellow nectarines, golden apples, white flowers, pineapple, and that alluring grape scent from the Muscat as well as that undeniable saline minerality that runs through so many of our wines. This light golden colored white wine is dry, medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and possesses a juicy acid balance. The wine is comprised of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Grigio, 8% Muscat Ottonel and 8% Tocai Friulano. The Chardonnay is the special musque clone from the Mudd Vineyard and was fermented wild/ambiently in new oak hogsheads and puncheons (45%), old/neutral French oak barrels (9%) and stainless steel barrels (46%). The Muscat comes from the Mudd West Vineyard and was fermented on its skins wild, for 15 days, like a red wine and blended into the final wine. The Pinot Grigio and Tocai are from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork as well. This is a delightful, gregariously aromatic, satisfying, jewel-like white wine. The 2015 Cuvee Tropical is delicious on its own or as a match with mildly spicy foods and Pacific Rim flavors. The Cuvee is also at home with shellfish (raw or cooked), white-fleshed fish and fresh cheeses. Our Cuvee Tropical is always comfortable with a variety of world cuisines from Japanese to Indian to Mexican to Caribbean to Spanish and back to American, so we encourage experimentation. We made 276 cases of this wine and it was bottled by gravity on August 16th, 2016. A final note...please do not drink this wine too cold - instead consume after just a few minutes in the fridge as to encourage its jovial, playful, perfumed personality. Cheers! 12 bottle max per customer.
Oh yes we did...AGAIN!!! A pet-nat from our classic field blend Sylvanus! Everything was grown, picked and fermented together...just like in Sylvanus our still wine. This is a joyous, sparkling reflection of the Sylvanus vineyard in the 2016 vintage! This is a flavorful, juicy, brisk and aromatic bubbly that will provide lots of smiles and tons of enjoyment. Great treble tone lift from the Muscat grape. In addition this wine is light in alcohol, super satisfying and mouth-watering.
Created from 50% Pinot Grigio, 40% Muscat, 10% Pinot Bianco. Only 378 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.
Research Cab is a very special wine that generally only our Wine Club gets to enjoy since it is made in such small quantities. Born out of a long standing relationship with a "Research" vineyard on the North Fork we fashion a deliciously expressive wine out of what is essentially a field blend of many different varieties. Our 2014 vintage is comprised of 46% Merlot, 22% Pinot Grigio, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Blaufrankisch, 3% Pinot Noir, 3% Zweigelt, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Dornfelder, 1% Muscat, 1% Barbera, 1% Syrah, 1% Sangiovese, 1% Malbec, 1% Teroldego. All the fruit (red and white) for this wine was harvested by hand, de-stemmed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. After primary fermentation the wine was racked to all neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels where it spent twenty months. The wine was only moved (racked) once and 198 cases were bottled by gravity on June 3rd, 2016. Beautiful clarity and a deep ruby red hue coupled with pronounced aromas of red and black raspberry, cherry, black plum, dark bramble fruit, spice, purple flowers, earth and wet stone are met with an elegance of texture and a supple, smooth silky palate with enough underlying tannic structure and juicy acidity for the wine to develop and improve in the bottle. This is a young wine and while delicious already, will easily improve in the bottle for the next 8-10 years. Since it is hard to resist now we recommend splash decanting the wine before you plan on consuming it! Pair this luscious, tasty red with Long Island duck, herb crusted lamb chops, beef and pork roasts or mushroom and grain based dishes. But there isn't much 2014 Research Cab to go around...first come first served, sorry...so don't tell too many people and be sure to take advantage of the six bottle max sooner than later!
Pretty, elegant and fine...mouth-watering with balanced 12.1% alcohol, light 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. 368 cases made.
Our blended rosato; and not just a blend, but a field blend-where everything was planted, grown, picked, processed and fermented together. Ruby pink hue...Merlot based but with a wild edge including bramble fruit and spice emerging from the Blaufrankisch and Teroldego ...black fruit, black plum, black cherry, blackberry and wild blueberries, floral, herbs and spices...cleansing acidity, great balanced 12.9% alcohol, beautiful texture...persistent length, rich and light simultaneously... complex and structured...super versatile at table...from tomatoes Provencal to grilled ribeye to local bluefish. 298 cases made.
Our Refosco is always a wonderfully surprising Rosato... gorgeous ruby/pink color, sweet wild red and black fruit character... sexy, exuberant and most importantly, fun! This is a mouthwatering, crisp (highest acid profile of all the rosati), balanced alcohol at 11.5%, 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. Match this delicious pink wine with prosciutto and melon, charcuterie, fricos, fish salads or tacos, pastas, porchetta, poultry and grilled seafood. 335 cases made.
Plump and jovial! An ode to versatility...light coppery, pale salmon 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% alcohol...pair this wine with almost anything...tomatoes and mozzarella to hanger steak with chimichurri sauce or charcuterie.1208 cases made.
Juicy, medium-bodied, refined...quite pale color, onion skin...super fragrant aromas of pink grapefruit, golden raspberry, tart cherry, red/yellow peach, salty minerality...swelling texture, dry, balanced 12.9% alcohol and a touch of spice! Pair with charcuterie, light fish preparations, pastas and summer vegetables! 398 cases made.
Grapes from some of the oldest vines planted (in 1975) on Long Island! Beautiful jewel-like, deep pink/purple color...cassis, black raspberry, black cherry, black currant, spice and flowers...Plump, delicious, inviting, balanced (12.8% 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. 518 cases made. A few magnums also available!