Paumanok Vineyards 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

90 points

The nose leads with lemon and grapefruit zest, along with notes of green melon, lemony herbs and just a little tropical character. It’s a bit more tropical on the medium-bodied palate, showing ripe pineapple and passion fruit flavors that are accented by bright, zesty citrus flavors and subtle grassy herb notes.

It’s fruity, but not too fruity, with nice mid-palate concentration and a long, sweet lemon finish that is dry and crisp with acidity.

You can pair this with just about any local seafood fare, but the oysters the winery has available some summer and fall weekends seem like a great foil for the bright citrusy character here.

Producer: Paumanok Vineyards
Region: North Fork of Long Island AVA
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 12%
Price: $25*

* Review sample provided by the winery

About Author

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 in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating 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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