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Lenz 1997 Estate Bottled Merlot (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $55

According to winemaker Eric Fry, the big reason for the quality of this wine is vine age-a venerable (by LI standards) 22 years. This is a big, dense wine pumped full of black cherries and capped off by hints of cedar and coffee. Right now it's more about potential than pleasure-try to hold a bottle or two for five years.

 — J.C.  (4/1/2001)
91
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The Grapes of Roth 2013 Virgin Berry Dry Riesling (Long Island)

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  1. $32

Long Island has never been known for Riesling, but you can credit Roman Roth for finally breaking that mold. This wine was made from tiny, seedless (hence, virgin) Riesling grapes that ripen earlier, and with greater sugar concentration than typical grapes. It’s fragrant with lime zest and white flowers on the nose, while intoxicatingly concentrated in white…

 — A.I.  (7/1/2015)
91
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Sparkling Pointe 2005 Brut Séduction Sparkling (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $60

Honey and lemon accent the nose and palate of this stately flagship wine from Sparkling Pointe. Extended lees aging lends remarkable depth and complexity—shades of brioche and almond add a richness on the palate. Revitalizing acidity and a train of tiny bubbles lead to a soft, pillowy foam.

 — A.I.  (12/31/2014)
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Anthony Nappa 2012 Dodici Red (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $35

Wisps of fresh cedar and violet lend complexity to tart red-cherry and cassis notes in this cool, crisp Bordeaux-style red. The palate is concentrated and juicy with red fruit, but squarely structured by zesty acidity and a fine fringe of velvet tannins.

 — A.I.  (11/1/2014)
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Wölffer 2013 Grandioso Rosé (Long Island)

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  1. $29

Wölffer’s dusty pink Grandioso has a saline minerality on the nose, accenting whiffs of raspberry and peach. As with the producer’s standard-bottle rosé, the palate is crisp with acidity, but more intensely concentrated with juicy white peach and yellow cherry flavors. The elegant finish carries a touch of cherry blossom perfume.

 — A.I.  (7/1/2014)
91
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The Grapes of Roth 2007 Merlot (Long Island)

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  1. $44

Over the last few years, veteran winemaker Roman Roth’s eponymous Merlot has proven to be a consistent winner. His 2007 vintage is no exception. While intensely ripe with a rich, almost raisined black-fruit character, it’s balanced with hints of granite, smoke and brine that all lend a savory, earthy tone. Penetratingly tannic and robust in structure, it’s a wine…

 — A.I.  (7/1/2014)
91
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Lieb 2009 Blanc de Blancs Pinot Blanc Brut Sparkling (North Fork of Long Island)

  1. $35

Gorgeous on the nose, with hints of lemon peel and sugar cookie, this remarkably dry, elegant sparkling wine is a stunning find from Long Island. Penetrating and complex on the palate and possessing distinct minerality, it boasts a rich, creamy mousse balanced by a shower of acidity.

 — A.I.  (8/1/2013)
91
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Channing Daughters 2009 Meditazione White (Long Island)

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  1. $40

Meditazione bursts out of the glass with a musky, vanilla-spice character that permeates the nose and palate. Fermented in oak with extended skin contact, this is an amber-hued wine that has bold, tea-leaf-like tannins and a gorgeous acidic edge. It’s a fascinating effort to be enjoyed over the course of a long, meditative evening.

 — A.I.  (4/1/2013)
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