Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Plum, Chocolate, Spice
Robert Foley makes the Pier 41 wines, and the red is from the North Fork of Long Island. This blend is Merlot based with Cabernet Franc. It's bright palate is lined with a stony thread lending spine and definition. There are fine tannins with bright dark cherries fruit and minerals on the generous finish. Perfect to pair with grilled entrees.
85% Cabernet Franc (Jamesport & Macari Vineyards), 10% Merlot (Macari Vineyard), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (Sannino Vineyard). Winemaker: Robert Foley.
Destemmed. Each varietal was fermented separately in stainless steel. Aged 18 months in French oak, 30% new. Blended at bottling.
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The Red Hook Winery, founded in 2008 by Mark Snyder, aims to uncover and highlight the best vineyard sites in New York state. From the salty, sea-breeze-blown North Fork of Long Island to the stone, shale, and winter-dominated Finger Lakes, we work with grape farmers who give agricultural definition to New York's nascent winegrowing country. Our three winemakers–Robert Foley, Abe Schoener, and Christopher Nicolson–create unique expressions of these individual vineyard sites, producing wines that reflect the climate, geology, and viticulture that make New York unlike any other growing region in the world.