2017 Cabernet Franc - North Fork of LI AVA

Wine Club Exclusive through January

We have re-kindled our love affair with Cabernet Franc and have begun to consistently craft this grape into delicious refreshing red wines. . 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 regularly offering this grape as a red wine with all the wonders it brings to the table and our glasses. Our 2017 Cabernet Franc is a treble clef, alive, high-toned and happy wine! Beautiful, melodic aromas and flavors of bright red fruit, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, currants and purple flowers coupled with a very faint herbaceousness. The silky texture and a wonderful lightness of being make this wine irresistible. Comprised of 100% Cabernet Franc from the North Fork this wine was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. The wine was fermented wild/ambiently and spent 6 months in older oak. Our 2017 Cabernet Franc was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on March 20th 2018. 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 easy to drink immediately...however it will continue to evolve in the bottle for the next five years or so. Nota Bene: this wine along with several others were recently written about and delightfully received by James Suckling and his crew at jamessuckling.com. About the 2017 Cabernet Franc they penned "Super fragrant and perfumed nose with red currants, strawberries and wild raspberries. The palate has impeccably fresh and vibrant strawberries with fine tannins and energetic appeal. A light, modern and delicious red" We just say Yummy! 8 bottle max per customer.

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2016 Brick Kiln Chardonnay — The Hamptons, AVA

Wine Club Exclusive through January

Restraint...Elegance...Finesse. These are the words that consistently spring to mind after smelling and tasting a new vintage of 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% sustainably -grown 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 older (two to ten-year-old) French and Slovenian barriques (228L) for nine months. The resulting wine is light straw-colored with green and gold 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 2016 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 2016 Brick Kiln was bottled by gravity on August 3rd, 2017 and 426 cases were produced. 1 case limit per customer.

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2018 Gewürztraminer Petillant Naturel

100% Gewürztraminer
Light gold in color. Beautiful balance of bubbles, acidity and slight sweetness. Just dynamite flavors and aromas of peaches, pineapple and lychee as well as pears and minerals. Awesome on its own and a super match for anything fried, especially fish & chips. Great with slightly spicy Thai and Indian foods and flavors in addition to seasonal fresh cheeses and salads. Watch out this wine goes down really, really easy! 11% alc. 108 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2015 Due Uve

Due Uve is a fun, playful and aromatic wine. Our new 2015 vintage is a rich, delicious and inviting experience. The 2015 Due Uve (two grapes) is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Dornfelder. The Syrah comes from the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork and the Dornfelder comes from our Sylvanus Vineyard here on our farm in Bridgehampton. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed into one-ton bins, stomped on by foot, and punched down by hand and shovel. After a wild/ambient primary fermentation the wine was racked to all older neutral barrels, where it spent nine months before being gravity bottled on July10th, 2016. Our 2015 Due Uve is a ruby red color with purple inflections and a dark core. The wine is dry, medium-bodied, and juicy, has moderate alcohol and is vibrant and tasty. There are floral, fruit, mineral and spice components to the flavor and aroma profile. Violets, blueberry, black raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, wet stone, cocoa, cinnamon and just a touch of black pepper are some of the descriptors that come to mind. This wine possesses lightness and elegance but is robust and deep enough to tackle some exotic flavor experiences. Try with soy and teriyaki flavors as well as more classic preparations of fish, poultry, grain, pork, and veal and pasta dishes. Due Uve is very attractive, very approachable and very versatile. This is an uber-delicious wine to enjoy in its vibrant youth and over the next 5-7 years on top of being priced and styled to enjoy every day with great satisfaction. Only 130 cases were bottled of the 2015 vintage!

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2015 Blaufrankisch – Mudd West Vineyard

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 2015 version is comprised of 75% Blaufrankisch and 25% Dornfelder. This 2015 Blau 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-stem 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 12 months in oak hogsheads and barrels of which one third were new. The wine was bottled by gravity on September 21, 2016. Our 2015 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. 138 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2013 Lagrein – Home Farm Vineyard, The Hamptons AVA

Long Island Lagrein...delicious, singular, expressive and downright super-cool! Lagrein is a bit of an off the beaten-track variety for the East End and we were the first winery growing and making wine from this great black grape variety that hails originally from the Alto Adige in Northeast Italy (there is now another block on the North Fork, yay!). Our 2013 version has a deep purple almost opaque color with deep, sexy aromas and flavors of blue and black fruit, like blueberries and black raspberries; along with black pepper and graphite, purple flowers (iris and violets), cocoa, stone, mineral and an alluring exotic resin note. This is seriously distinctive stuff. It is a satisfyingly rich, deep red wine with an uplifting elegance and lightness of being likely due to the juicy acidity and the wines medium body and moderate alcohol. As always, this vintage of Lagrein saw the grapes hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot, punched down by hand and fermented ambiently/wild...old-school! This wine then spent one year in older French and Slovenian oak hogsheads and barrels. It stayed in barrel without movement until we racked and bottled the wine on October 29th, 2014. Only 118 cases of this divine Lagrein were bottled so don't sit around if you want to take possession of your allocation! This is tasty now and has greatly benefited from the extra time spent in bottle and it will still drink beautifully for at least a decade more. Pair this dynamic red wine with rich, savory fish dishes like monkfish wrapped with pancetta or swordfish with an olive tapenade or tuna atop seared foie gras as well as stews and braises, grain and rice dishes like farro, spelt, risotto, lentils and our local wheat berries, especially with mushrooms and roasted meats (pork and lamb!!). This would also be fantastic with cured items like speck and lardo either on a charcuterie board or even atop some crispy flatbread or pizza. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2016 Mosaico

We are thrilled to release the next vintage of our delicious white wine Mosaico (especially since we did not make one in 2015). Mosaico is an exotic field blend that comes from a complanted block in our Sylvanus Vineyard on our estate in Bridgehampton. Our 2016 Mosaico is comprised of 32% Pinot Grigio, 29% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 8% Gewurztraminer and 7% Tocai Friulano . This is a dry white wine where all the varieties were grown, harvested, pressed and fermented together in new (10%) and older (90%) oak barrels, hogsheads and puncheons. All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed, except for a bin of the Muscat and Gewurztraminer grapes which were fermented ambiently/wild on their skins and blended back in. This is a texturally delicious and aromatically unique white wine. The color is a beautiful light golden tone. 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 2016 Mosaico spent 11 months on its lees and was bottled by gravity on September 13th, 2017. 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 2016 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 418 cases were produced of the 2016 vintage. 1 case max per customer.

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Over & Over-Variation 11 – Long Island AVA

This is a ridiculously fun, fascinating and delicious red wine! There are people in the world making red wines with a ripasso method and there are people in the world using a solera system of blending for some red wines but we know of no one, other than us, who have put both together to create a distinctive and tasty red wine. It all began with four barriques of 2004 Merlot that was taken out of barrel and re-passed over the fresh 2006 Merlot and Dornfelder fruit. The wine underwent another primary fermentation and was racked to barriques, hogsheads and puncheons where it underwent another malo-lactic fermentation. Half of the wine was taken and bottled after ten months in oak, and this was Variation One. The other half remained in barrel until the next harvest where it was re-passed over the 2007 Merlot, Syrah and Dornfelder fruit. It was all repeated and we bottled half as Variation Two. We did this again in the 2008 harvest and bottled Variation Three. This happened to Over and Over again in 2009 for Variation Four and again in the beautiful, warm, dry 2010 vintage for Variation Five. Took a year off and the wine spent the time in barrel during the 2011 vintage, then we re-passed the lot again over the 2012 vintage for Variation Six and again in 2013 for Variation Seven and again in 2014 for Variation Eight and again in 2015 for Variation Nine and again in 2016 for Variation Ten and yet again in 2017 for this Variation Eleven!! This wine has undergone twelve primary and twelve malo-lactic fermentations and has in it memories the 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 harvests. We WILL continue to do this over & over.

Variation Eleven is bright with dark fruit and there is a purity of red and black berry expression coupled with an integrated oak component this year that is remarkably sexy and alluring. Violets, black raspberries, black pepper, black cherries, red plums, prunes and brown baking spices are the primary descriptors that come to mind in this well-balanced, dry, medium-bodied and seamless red wine. This is the most pure and polished variation of this wine yet. Yes, it does keep getting better all the time. Delicious, long complex flavors and textures fill one's mouth and mind. The finish is persistent and shows great complexity and intermingling of both the mature secondary characteristics and its youthful attributes. This is a wine that reflects the old and the new, the North and the South, the warm and the cool and provides us with something entirely different to experience and think about. Drink this musical, lyrical wine with all manner of game birds, fatty fish, pork, veal, lamb, grains, mushrooms and root vegetables. Drink now and over the next decade. 178 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2013 Envelope — The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

We have not released a new vintage of this very special wine for nearly two years! Wait no more...The Envelope please...and this wine is Electric! The color, the aromas, the flavors, the textures all seem to pulse with vitality. Our 2013 Envelope is exotic, enticing, exciting and is all about paradox. A white wine with color...a white made like a red...a white with tannin and structure...a full-bodied, broad wine with moderate alcohol and a cleansing, juicy quality with full malo-lactic! This is fantastic stuff! Our 2013 Envelope is an intriguingly aromatic and an intoxicatingly delicious white wine. The flavors and aromas are reflective of apricots, peaches, honey, roses, lychees, brown spice, brown sugar, apple compote, minerals, butterscotch and dried papaya. This is nuts, (yes there are those flavors too) in this complex, inviting wine. Made from 53% Chardonnay, 29% Gewurztraminer and 18% Malvasia Bianca this is a dry, full-bodied white that has a gorgeous deep golden appearance. This is a balanced, long wine that would be delicious with corn, squash, smoked ham, duck and figs, quince paste and cheese, seeds, root vegetables and caramelized flavors. All the fruit was hand-harvested from our home farm in Bridgehampton and was gently de-stemmed, crushed by foot and fermented on its skins. The wine was all co-fermented (all with wild/ambient yeast) for 14 days on its skins after which the wine was bucketed out and pressed off then put in 45% new oak and 55% old/neutral oak (4-year-old) where the wine spent 24 months before it was bottled by gravity on November 13th 2015. Only 108 cases of this very special wine were produced. 4 bottle max per customer.

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2015 Ramato — Long Island AVA

Ramato is a special skin-fermented white wine, or what many are now calling "orange" wines. Ramato refers to the old Friulian-style of fermenting Pinot Grigio on its skins, thus creating a coppery-colored wine. All the Pinot Grigio fruit (from both our home farm in Bridgehampton and the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork) for our Ramato was hand-picked, handled minimally, fermented on its skins (with wild /ambient yeast) in small bins (for 16 days) and raised in older French and Slovenian oak for eighteen months. Not only is the wine alluring and delicious to smell and taste but our Ramato possesses and absolutely gorgeous color to admire...somewhere between deep electric orange and copper. There are aromas and flavors of honey, brown spices, dried apricots, pear skin, tropical citrus, baked apples, coriander and peaches. The wine has balanced acidity, only 12% alcohol, medium-plus body and great persistence of flavor on the finish. This dry, exotic, textured and aromatic wine falls somewhere between a white and a red but does not fit neatly into the pink category. Pair our Ramato with hard cheeses, charcuterie, fish, chicken and pork preparations that include spices, nuts, grains or squash. Exotic, lightly spiced and earthy foods will work marvelously with this wine. Our 2015 Ramato will also be a great addition to the table year-round with its cornucopia of savory and sweet aromas juxtaposed by dryness and complex texture. This is an exceedingly delicious and exciting wine that yearns to be seen, smelled and tasted. Drink this wine now at cellar temp in large glasses and over the next six plus years. 152 cases were produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2017 Scuttlehole Chardonnay

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 2017 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 2017 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. 

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2016 Vino Bianco – Long Island AVA

Our Vino Bianco is a delicious, symphonic white blend.  This wine celebrates both forks of the East End of Long Island and has since its first vintage in 2001. Likely the first "white blend" in the region it has inspired a slew of new blends from other producers creating a category in which the Long Island region excels. Our 2016 Vino Bianco is made from 36% Pinot Grigio, 26% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Tocai Friulano and 23% Chardonnay.  The wine is alive with aromas and flavors of citrus fruit, white flowers, green apples, lemon curd, white peaches, pears, spice and the Sea. The wine is juicy and texturally satisfying, succulent, complex, long and beguiling. We believe in blending because it can often create more complex, complete and ultimately delicious wines. This is demonstrated by the versatility of the wine at the table. Able to pair with shellfish and fish dishes as well as feel comfortable with poultry, veal (vitello tonnato) and even pork, our 2016 Vino Bianco offers a wealth of opportunities and tastes and textures. For this wine all the varieties were harvested and vinified separately and then blended together. The Sauvignon Blanc, Tocai, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio were all fermented and raised in a combo of stainless steel, new oak and older oak barrels and hogsheads.  The wine spent eleven months on its lees and 396 cases were bottled by gravity on September 14th, 2016.  This wine has benefited from some resting in the bottle and is absolutely delicious now and will drink wonderfully for another three to four years.

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2017 Rosato Cabernet Sauvignon Petillant Naturel

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.

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2015 L'Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay — AVA The Hamptons, LI

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 max per customer.

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2016 Dornfelder — AVA Long Island

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 customer.

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2017 Tocai Friulano Petillant Naturel

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.

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2017 Sylvanus Petillant Naturel

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.

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2017 Rosso Petillant Naturel

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.

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2017 Pinot Grigio – Long Island, AVA

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.

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2016 Tocai Friulano – Mudd West Vineyard

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.

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