Lieb Cellars 2016 Bridge Lane Red Blend
A lighter bodied red with brisk acidity standing in place of tannins for structure. It’s the kind of wine best enjoyed with red sauce Italian food Monday through Thursday when you just want a glass of wine that you don’t have to think much about, but will also be delicious in its plummy, blackberry fruitiness with more subtle notes of violets, spice and earth.
Producer: Lieb Cellars
Grapes: 44% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petit Verdot, 12% Malbec and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: New York
Barrel Program: 6 months in older Hungarian oak barrels
* Review sample provided by the winery
Made with 44% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petit Verdot, 12% Malbec and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon — all grown on the North Fork — it was also aged for six months in older Hungarian oak barrels.