2015 Wine Advocate Scores of Long Island

North-Forks would like to congratulate not just these high-scorers, but the entire Long Island wine region for such a strong showing. It has taken a long time to get these reviewers to take the region seriously, and these scores demonstrate a region that is producing quality and consistent wines. Some of us have watched the wine region mature and find its way and are very proud that what began with a handful of delightfully crazy people planting grapes on former potato fields has become such an amazing industry.

If you’re unfamiliar with wine ratings, you may be asking, “What do these scores mean?”

These scores represent the educated opinion of a professional taster and create a comparison to wines produced the world over. A high score is an important objective no different than a great review. Because each person has preferences and experiences that are personal, a high score doesn’t guarantee that you’ll love it, but it’s a good starting point.

Here at North-Forks, we’re not tasting professionals or critics, but we do have a suggestion as you explore Long Island wines: Be aware of how you feel, how you’re enjoying yourself, the friends around you. When you bring those bottles home, the scent and taste when you later open them can bring you back, allowing you to revisit that experience all over again.

Cheers!

Anthony Nappa Wines:

  • 2013 Anthony Nappa Riesling Eiswein “Leonardo” (90)
  • 2013 Anthony Nappa Sauvignon Blanc “Reminisce” (90)

Bedell Cellars:

  • 2010 Bedell Cellars Musee (91)
  • 2010 Bedell Cellars Taste Red (90)
  • 2013 Bedell Cellars Gallery (90)
  • 2013 Bedell Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (90)
  • 2013 Bedell Cellars Viognier (90)

Bouquet:

  • 2010 Bouquet Red Dessert Wine (90)
  • 2014 Bouquet Rose “Bouke” (90)

Channing Daughters:

  • 2013 Channing Daughters L’Enfant Sauvage (91)
  • 2013 Channing Daughters Sylvanus (90)
  • 2014 Channing Daughters Rosato di Refosco “Home Farm Vineyard” (90)

Coffee Pot Cellars:

  • 2010 Coffee Pot Cellars Meritage (90)
  • 2013 Coffee Pot Cellars Chardonay (90)

Grapes of Roth:

  • 2010 The Grapes of Roth by Wolffer Estate Merlot (92)
  • 2002 The Grapes of Roth by Wolffer Estate Merlot (91)
  • 2013 The Grapes of Roth by Wolffer Estate Virgin Berry Dry Riesling (90)

Jamesport Vineyards:

  • 2010 Jamesport Vineyards Merlot “MTK” (92)
  • 2007 Jamesport Vineyards Jubilant Reserve (90)
  • 2012 Jamesport Vineyards Riesling (90)

The Lenz Winery:

  • 2001 The Lenz Winery Merlot Old Vines (93)
  • 2001 The Lenz Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines (92)
  • 2007 The Lenz Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines (92)
  • 2010 Lenz Chardonnay Ice Wine (92)
  • 2007 The Lenz Winery Merlot Old Vines (92)
  • 1999 Lenz Gewurztraminer Late Harvest (90)

Leo Family Cellars:

  • 2010 Leo Family Red (90)

Lieb Cellars:

  • 2013 Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc Reserve (90)

Macari Vineyards:

  • 2010 Macari Vineyards Viognier “Block E” (92)
  • 2010 Macari Vineyards Bergen Road (92)
  • 2013 Macari Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc “Katherine’s Field” (90)
  • 2014 Macari Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc “Katherine’s Field” (90)

McCall Wines:

  • 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve (91)
  • 2010 McCall Pinot Noir Reserve “Corchaug Estate” (91)
  • 2007 McCall Pinot Noir Reserve “Corchaug Estate” (90)
  • 2010 Merlot Reserve (90)
  • 2010 McCall Merlot Reserve “Corchaug Estate Vineyard” (90)

Paumanok Vineyards:

  • 1995 Paumanok Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vintage (93)
  • 2007 Paumanok Vineyards Merlot Tuthill’s Lane (93)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Merlot Tuthills Lane (93)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Riesling Late Harvest (93)
  • 2007 Paumanok Vineyards Assemblage (92)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards 30th Anniversary Special Edition (92)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vintage (92)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Assemblage (91)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Tuthills Lane Vineyard (91)
  • 2014 Paumanok Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (91)
  • 2010 Paumanok Vineyards Petit Verdot “Apollo Drive Vineyard – Limited Edition” (90)
  • 2013 Paumanok Vineyards Minimalist Chardonnay (90)
  • 2013 Paumanok Vineyards Riesling Semi-Dry (90)

Pellegrini Vineyards:

  • 2010 Pellegrini Vineyards Chardonnay Vintner’s Pride (90)

Raphael:

  • 2010 Raphael Merlot First Label (92)
  • 2014 Raphael Sauvignon Blanc First Label (91)
  • 2010 Raphael Cabernet Sauvignon (90)

Roanoke Vineyards:

  • 2010 Roanoke Vineyards Merlot (92)
  • 2007 Roanoke Vineyards Merlot (91)
  • 2012 Roanoke Vineyards Merlot “Single Acre” (91)
  • 2012 Roanoke Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (90)
  • 2012 Roanoke Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Hill Block” (90)
  • 2012 Roanoke Vineyards Gabby’s Cabernet Franc (90)

Shinn Estate Vineyards:

  • 2005 Shinn Estate Vineyards Merlot Nine Barrels Reserve (92)
  • 2012 Shinn Estate Vineyards Grace (91)
  • 2010 Shinn Estate Vineyards Merlot Nine Barrels Reserve (90)

Sparkling Pointe:

  • 2005 Sparkling Pointe Brut Seduction (91)

Waters Crest Winery:

  • 2010 Waters Crest Merlot (90)

Wölffer Estate Vineyards:

  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Descencia Botrytis Chardonnay (94)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Diosa Late Harvest (94)
  • 1997 Wolffer Estate Chardonnay Estate Selection (92)
  • 2002 Wolffer Estate Premier Cru Merlot (92)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Christian’s Cuvee Merlot (92)
  • 2005 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc “Caya” (91)
  • 2007 Wolffer Estate Fatalis Fatum (91)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Fatalis Fatum (91)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate White Mischief (91)
  • 2013 Wolffer Estate Chardonnay Perle (91)
  • 2014 Wolffer Estate Grandioso (91)
  • 2005 Wolffer Estate Christian’s Cuvee Merlot (90)
  • 2011 Wolffer Estate Noblesse Oblige Rosé Extra Brut (90)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc “Caya” (90)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Chardonnay Perle (90)
  • 2012 Wolffer Estate Merlot Lambardo (90)

 

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