New York winemakers make us proud in every vintage. More than ever, they are producing stellar wines that rival the best of the Old World.
Read on for our overview of the major New York wine regions, or go straight to the sale now!
The Hudson River Valley was first planted in 1677, making it home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. In addition to international grapes like Chardonnay, Riesling, and Cabernet Franc, the region also grows a number of French-American hybrids.
Long Island is a major grower of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Winemakers have found that the island’s maritime climate, especially on the North Fork, is ideal for growing Bordeaux grapes.
The Finger Lakes region is known mostly for its whites, such as the delightful Rieslings and Gewürztraminers that are often made into sweet late-harvest or dessert wines.
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Channing Daughters “Scuttlehole” Chardonnay – 2011
This dry, fruit-driven Chardonnay really shows its cooler-climate roots. Pair this with all the classic matches like salmon, lobster, and chicken – and if you’re feeling adventurous, taste how amazing it is with fresh cheeses and raw fish.
Paumanok, Chenin Blanc – 2012
Reminiscent of some Loire Valley Chenin Blancs, this popular North Fork white is crisp and fruity with grapefruit, pineapple, and melon aromas. It’s delightfully refreshing and ends with a zippy, lemony finish. An excellent companion to shellfish dishes.
Shaw Vineyards Keuka Hill Reserve – 2007
Aromas of a fall morning abound in this smoky Meritage blend. It shows an amazingly complex nose of chocolate, dried herbs, and dark blueberry, while maintaining a lightness on its feet, with easy tannins on the end. This red is a must-have with roast squash and game dishes.
Paumanok Merlot – 2008
The Paumanok winery is one of the oldest wineries on the North Fork of Long Island. Winemaker Kareem Massoud has truly mastered Merlot (among other wines) and shares with us this deeply expressive and vibrantly accessible wine. Dark cherries and sanguine plums blend with notes of delicate herbs. It’s supple and smooth, ending with nice tannins and bright acidity.
Kanonkop Kadette, Stellenbosch – 2010 (Staff Pick)
A blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Matured in 225-liter French Nevers barrels for up to 16 months. This experience starts with a deep crimson color for your eyes. Your nose will notice smoke and game. The smell of the jungle is in here. But your mouth will be challenged by the mix of flavors laced with savory smokiness and hints of wild game or beef jerky. This is one of those wines that seem like a mix of black and red berries. Drink at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. But not with 60 friends…. Maybe six. This is for when you think all wines taste the same!-JR