Long Island Wines

Located in southeast New York State, the Long Island Wine Region is structured around three AVAs: North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons and the all-encompassing Long Island AVA. The maritime-influenced climate welcomes Bordeaux varieties, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Chardonnay, and Riesling also showing a strong presence. Compared to the cooler Finger Lakes region located in the northern part of the state, Long Island sees a growing season that’s nearly three weeks longer. For more information about Long Island wines, visit our Wine Reviews.

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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)
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Paumanok 2014 Chenin Blanc (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $28

Zesty acidity and an enticing slick of honeycomb lend varietal character to this lavishly floral, peachy white. So spry and revitalizing, with a salty tang of minerality, it’s surprisingly still the only Chenin Blanc grown in New York.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2015)
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Paumanok 2014 Dry Rosé (North Fork of Long Island)

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  1. $20

This is a stand out rosé amidst an excellent lineup of New York pinks this vintage. Made from Cabernet Franc, it juxtaposes plump, silken mouthfeel against bright, crisp red cherry and bramble berry notes. It’s a sprightly, yet concentrated and deeply satisfying sip.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2015)
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Channing Daughters 2012 Ramato Pinot Grigio (Long Island)

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Like rose gold in a glass, this skin-fermented Pinot Gris glimmers with complexity. Aged in a combination of French and Slovenian oak, it’s lavishly aromatic, penetrating the palate with tones of potpourri and spice, citrus rind and smoked tea leaves. Tart tangerine acidity lends vibe and refreshment through a long, long finish.

 — A.I.  (9/1/2015)
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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)
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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)
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