Full-bodied with loads of dried fruit characters and layers of velvet tannins. The finish is long with hints of tobacco, leather, minerals and toasted oak. A very traditionally handcrafted, complex red wine. In recent years the wineries on the *South and North forks of Long Island* have become superb producers of Merlot at prices that should make the Napa "gurus" ashamed.
|Serve at room temperature. This Merlot is perfect with pasta, burgers, steak, classical stews or paella.
|Wolffer Estate Vineyard is unquestionably a beautiful place. But the creation of it spanned over three decades and required a creative vision, an ability to bring dreams to reality and a great deal of dedicated hard work by many people. Christian Wolffer possessed the vision and with the meticulous care of his professional team that built this special place – Wolffer Estate Vineyard - that was created, first and foremost, to be enjoyed by people.
The original parcel of land was a potato farm with an old farmhouse in what is now the middle of the estate. Over the years as more acres were acquired, paddocks and stables were added and in 1987, the vineyard was founded. This 55-acre winery is part of a 175 acre estate with boarding stables, 30 paddocks, an indoor jumping ring, and a Grand Prix field. Both the stables and winery have a European character and these former potato fields have become the foundation for world-class wines. Wolffer Estate Vineyard is an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition.