I had stopped in to my local warehouse type wine shop in order to pick up one of my favourite sustainable, value bottles to enjoy at the rink whilst my husband plays hockey, when my eye caught North Fork Project Merlot 2010. The bottle size was just ever so slightly larger than the standard 750 ml that we are all accustomed to, and I adored the brown paper bag type label with its modern presentation. The North Fork Project is a collaboration between Pellegrini Vineyards in Long Island NY and importer/distributer Martin Scott Wines with a goal of introducing their estate grown, sustainably produced, food-friendly wines to a wider audience. Pellegrini Vineyards are located in Cutchogue NY which has a parallel climate and rainfall to that of Bordeaux. With a motto of “think global, drink local” They strive to bring high quality, great tasting sustainably produced wines to the table.
Transparent garnet in colour, aromas of blackberry and cozy baking spices radiated from the glass. Jammy cherry pie flavours were entwined with earthy, dusty violet notes in the medium body. Rich dark chocolate was sprinkled with white pepper and clove in the moderate finish. Fruity with soft tannins, this is a fun, easy drinking glass that arrives in a fantastic sharing size for the table.
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet FrancLong Island
Produced & Bottled by Tgidget Wines, Cutchogue NY
$12 [1 Litre]
Enjoy now thru 2013