Producer: Bedell Cellars
AVA: North Fork of Long island AVA (New York)
Grapes: 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc, 5% syrah, 5% cabernet sauvignon
ABV: 11%
Price: $18*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Bedell Cellars 2017 “Taste” Rose

Bedell Cellars 2017 "Taste" Rose

90 points

This is exactly the kind of wine that I like to have on the table if that table is covered with a wide array of foods -- flavors, textures, etc.

A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, syrah and cabernet sauvignon, it has nice fruit flavors — mostly fresh red cherry and some red raspberry — with a subtle herbal, savory edge that really makes it great with food. Medium bodied, the palate nicely balances intensity with freshness and shows just a bit of peach on a long finish as it warms a bit.

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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