Producer: Wolffer Estate
Region: Long Island AVA
Blend: 60% merlot, 32.75% chardonnay, 5.5% cabernet franc, 1% pinot noir, .5% cabernet sauvignon, .25% vignoles
ABV: 12.8%
Price: $18*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Wolffer Estate Vineyard 2019 Estate Rose

90 points

There are beautiful floral notes over top of ripe peach, strawberry, and red cherry aromas on a fresh, aromatic nose. The medium-bodied palate offers a similar interplay between peachy and berry flavors – with the addition of saline and savory notes at the edges.

After so many delicate Long Island roses from 2018, this wine seems almost weighty, while remaining juicy and fresh. Sometimes this wine ends up smelling and tasting like a white wine that just happens to be pink. That's not the case this year, which means this is the kind of versatile rose that can be enjoyed well into the fall.

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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