Wow is the word for this wine. Earlier in the week we debated on whether or not to open one of our beautiful new white or rose wines and decided against it because it was cold, windy, and raw. We reached into our cellar and found one of the last bottles from our North Fork Long Island wine trip, a 2008 Merlot from Lenz.. It was a very good choice, but now I want more.
Garnet in color, this wine is a rare gem, with round bursts of black and overripe plum, a little bit of dust, earth, and black pepper. It is absolutely delicious. It’s the kind of wine to help that transition between winter and reluctant spring, and it would be perfect with a slow cooked meal like pulled pork or a hearty soup.
If you have read this blog in the past couple of years, you know I love Long Island wine and wine country, especially this time of year. For information on a spectacular North Fork Long Island wine country getaway, check out some of these posts from the archives:
Greenport, NY – Harborfront Inn, Noah’s, and Blue Canoe