Lieb Cellars 2015 Reserve Merlot

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Lieb Cellars 2015 Reserve Merlot

90 points

Intensely fruity on the nose with raspberry and blackberry fruit sprinkled with just a bit of dark chocolate and black licorice, it shows what can be so great about North Fork merlot when oak is used judiciously (only 10 months in this case). Juicy and supported more by acidity than tannins, this is the kind of drink-now merlot you need to have on hand — and it’s priced so that you can always have one around.

Producer: Lieb Cellars
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV:12.9%
Oak Program: 10 months, Hungarian
Price: $24

* Review sample provided by Lieb Cellars

 

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for Hamptons.com and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. Lenn is also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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