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"The 2021 Summer in a Bottle is a kitchen-sink blend of 50% Merlot, 15% Chardonnay, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Cabernet Franc, plus some Riesling, Gewrztraminer, Pinot Meunier, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc for the rest. It is all unoaked, very dry and comes in at 12.8% alcohol. This is not all that much different in general style than the regular Estate Ros in this report, but that is a little more understated and a lot less expensive. Still, a lot of people will probably pay more just for that atmospheric label. This year, too, I'd say this is the better wine. This, most of all, is bolder in flavor, often the boldest of the winery's many pinks, but there's also more tension on the finish. It always remains very dry, never too fruity or even a little candied. It tastes great, but the fruit is lifted and the big finish is hard to resist. It seems very serious this year. It's another example of a fine pink performance from the winery in this tough year. This can probably hold well for a few years, but I'd always recommend drinking it when it is at its youthful and exuberant best. That's what it does best."
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Perched on a rise overlooking the lush vineyards to the east and the gently rolling Hamptons landscape to the west, Wölffer Estate Winery is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and stylish on Long Island. Rivaling European wineries, the rustic, Tuscan-style building with its warm ochre walls, houses a lavish tasting room with imported stain glass doors, an expansive portico and underneath is the state-of-the-art winery.
The Winery is owned by Joey Wölffer and Marc Wölffer, children of founder Christian Wölffer, and along with Winemaker & Partner Roman Roth, this team's innovation/creativity has created a new niche for the winery by the introduction of two hard ciders – Wölffer No. 139 Dry White Cider and the Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider.