The Grapes of Long Island: Merlot

The next time you find yourself on the East End of Long Island, look out your car window. If you

Waltz Vineyards 2013 Crow Woods Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Waltz Vineyards AVA: Lancaster County ABV:13.7% Oak Program: 21 months, French oak Production: 425 cases Price: $40 * Review sample provided by

Lieb Cellars 2015 Reserve Merlot

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

Anthony Nappa Wines 2014 “Ripasso” Merlot

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Lenz Winery 2013 Estate Selection Merlot

Producer: Lenz Winery AVA: North Fork of Long Island ABV:13% Price: $30 * Review sample provided by Lenz Winery  

Penns Woods Winery 2014 Gruner Veltliner

Producer: Penns Woods Winery AVA: Pennsylvania ABV:12.5% Price: $26 * Review sample provided by the winery

Long Island Reds: 5 Under $25

It’s easy to decry Long Island wine prices. Some of the wines — maybe even many of them — are

Old Westminster Winery & Vineyard 2014 South Mountain Malbec

Producer: Old Westminster Winery & Vineyard AVA: Maryland ABV: 13.3% Oak Program: 18 months in varied-age French oak Production: 88

Castello di Borghese NV Chardonette

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