Reds

2018 Rosso Fresco – Long Island AVA

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 damn good!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2018 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 2018 version is comprised of 64% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 6% Blaufrankisch and 4% Dornfelder. 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 2018 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 2018 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, was not fined, and filtered once. The wine spent five months in stainless steel tanks and a few older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2018 Rosso Fresco is a very versatile red wine and will bring you year-round pleasure. The wine was handled minimally and bottled on March 11th, 2019. Enjoy our 2018 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. Or put a slight chill on it if it's hot out! We bottled 818 cases of this fragrant and amazingly yummy wine.

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2014 Dorn & Blau — Mudd West Vineyard, North Fork of Long Island, AVA

Wine Club Member Exclusive

Our Dorn & Blau is a wine we have only made twice before, in 2011 and 2013. This 2014 version is without a doubt the most realized and best version yet. 2014 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 2014 Dorn & Blau is comprised of 81% Dornfelder and 19% Blaufranksich. We feel the Dornfelder and Blaufranksich are a great match and together highlight the darker colors, briary, bramble, gamey meat and spiced fruit character of these two grapes. This 2014 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 silky 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 the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand in small one-ton bins. The wine spent 18 months in old French and Slovenian oak barrels and hogsheads. The wine was bottled by gravity on April 10th, 2016. Our 2014 Dorn & Blau 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, teriyaki 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 6-8 years. For optimal immediate enjoyment we suggest splash decanting this wine into a decanter or carafe to give it some air and allow it to open up! Enjoy! 134 cases produced. Sorry, only enough to send our beloved wine club one bottle each. While no follow-up purchases will be available, our 2013 vintage is linked below.

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2015 Sculpture Garden — The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

This is the seventh 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 18 months. The wine was handled minimally (only racked once) and was bottled by gravity April 6th 2017. 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 2015 Sculpture Garden smells of 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 beautifully inviting herbaceousness and tobacco leaf quality along some earthy minerality and touch of 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 2015 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 (really try this wine in ten years)! 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. Just 74 cases produced. 4 bottle max per customer.

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2015 Research Cab

Wine Club Exclusive

Research Cab is a very special red 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 2015 vintage is comprised of 57% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Manseng, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Sangiovese and 1% Blaufrankisch. 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 older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels where it spent eighteen months. The wine was only racked (moved) once and just 95 cases were bottled by gravity on April 7th 2017. 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 2015 Research Cab to go around and it is killer...so, first come first serve, sorry...so don't tell too many people and be sure to take advantage of the 4 bottle max per Wine Club member.

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2017 Cabernet Franc - North Fork of LI AVA

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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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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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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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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2016 Petit Verdot — Mudd West Vineyard,. North Fork of Long Island AVA

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.

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2014 Blaufrankisch – Sylvanus Vineyard The Hamptons, Long Island

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.

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2014 Sculpture Garden — The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

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.

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2015 Syrah — Mudd West Vineyard

We made a super small lot of pure Syrah in the 2015 vintage...just a couple barrels culled out from our Due Uve lot that we tasted and recognized something that would be fun to show on its own. So here is our 2015 Syrah from the Mudd West Vineyard. This wine is 100% Syrah fruit, as always hand-harvested grapes, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. Fermented wild and bottled by gravity on July 10, 2016 after eight months in older oak. This is a sweetly fruited, blackberry and lilac-driven wine with a great savory quality and wonderful length. Bright, juicy acidity and moderate alcohol carry the flavors and aroma on and on. This wine will be awesome with roast chicken, steaks and chops, mushrooms and grains. While quite youthful now, our 2015 Syrah will continue to develop in the bottle for at least five years. Teeny-tiny production at just 49 cases so don't wait. 3 bottle max per customer.

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2013 Dorn & Blau – Sylvanus Vineyard, The Hamptons, LI

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.

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2015 Cabernet Franc – Mudd West Vineyard, North Fork of LI

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.

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2014 Research Cab – North Fork of Long Island

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! 

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2007 Mudd

We have been saying for years that our red wines benefit from bottle age. It has become even more apparent that they really hit their stride from about 8-12 years of cellaring and still continue to improve. Since it is rare for folks to actually buy and cellar wine for aging...we have decided to do it for you. We held back a little over 200 cases of our 2007 MUDD which we knew would reward long aging and now are offering it to you with nearly ten years of bottle age! Below are the original notes when we released the wine. We encourage you to see how the wine has changed and blossomed with time. Secondary and tertiary bottle bouquet has become apparent and the fruit presents a more dried, potpourri character while spice box, cedar and tobacco notes emerge. This wine is gorgeous now and will still improve for a few more years. But we have done the work and now it is time to enjoy and drink this gem.

Channing Daughters 2007 MUDD North Fork of Long Island AVA

The 2007 Vintage, along with 2005 and now 2010 (2012,2013,2014,2015) is considered one of the best growing seasons for ripening red grapes on the East End of Long Island, ever. We believe this wine is a scrumptious reflection of that great 2007 vintage. Not only is our 2007 MUDD delicious now...it is just a baby, and will improve in the bottle for at least six to eight years and drink well for a solid dozen! Our 2007 MUDD is composed of 60% Merlot, 21% Syrah, 9% Dornfelder, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Blaufrankisch. All the fruit was hand harvested on the North Fork and de-stemmed into small one ton bins where it was stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. After primary fermentation the wine was racked to a variety of barrels, hogsheads and puncheons (42% new oak, 23% 1yr old, 16% 2yr old, 16% 3yr old and 3% 4yr old) where it spent twenty-three months before being bottled by gravity without fining or filtration on September 22nd 2009. Our 2007 MUDD is dry, medium-bodied, has moderate 12.8% alcohol, balanced acidity, soft, ripe tannins and wonderfully persistent length. The wine is complex and displays finesse and elegance in its captivating texture and expression of fruit and wood. There are aromas and flavors of black plums, cherries, brown spice, forest floor, black raspberries, black peppercorns and cocoa. Pair this graceful, satisfying red wine with a pork roast, a juicy rib-eye or a succulent rack of lamb. In addition, a mushroom risotto, braised pancetta wrapped monkfish or a cozy fire and a hunk of aged alpine cheese would do the trick quite nicely. 848 cases were bottled along with 48 magnums and 12 three-liter bottles.

We only held back about 200 cases. We can only offer three additional bottles per customer while it lasts!

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2012 Refosco - Home Farm Vineyard

What can we say…Long Island Refosco has arrived! Since 2009 we have fashioned a beautiful rosato from our Refosco grapes, but in 2012 a section of the vineyard produced grapes that seemed to yearn to be made into red wine. It wasn’t a lot. Just enough to fill up two old hogsheads. But we did it and we are quite excited, and now you can taste the results. Refosco is a black grape variety native to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. We are the only winery on the East End growing and producing this variety. Our version smells and tastes of red and black stone fruits, dark berries, minerals, spice and flowers. As usual all the fruit was hand-picked, stomped on by foot, fermented in small one ton bins, punched down by hand and raised in older oak for thirteen months. The 2012 Refosco was bottled without fining or filtration on November 22nd, 2013. This is a tasty, juicy, exciting, invigorating red wine. Enjoy with roasts, braises, all things porcine, mushrooms, grains, duck and richly sauced fatty fish dishes. Only 58 cases were produced so do not wait…it will not last.

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2012 Petit Verdot

We always keep our minds and mouths open to something new and delicious. We now know and are convinced of the great potential of Petit Verdot on Long Island. We try to seize the day when presented with an opportunity to create a tasty and expressive wine. 2012 was a particularly strong vintage and afforded us the chance to produce this stunning Petit Verdot, something we have only offered one other time (2010) as a varietal red wine before. 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 2012 version is comprised of 92% Petit Verdot all from the Mudd West vineyard on the North Fork and 8% Merlot from Sam McCullough’s home vineyard in Aquebogue. Our 2012 Petit Verdot is a dry, spicy red wine full of black and blue fruit character. The wine is very aromatic…purple flowers, minerals, black currants, wild blackberries, rare meat 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 mostly neutral oak barrels (one barrel was new accounting for 11%) 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 2012 Petit Verdot is a baby and while approachable and delectable now the wine will continue to improve in the bottle for at least a decade. 234 cases made.

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