Thursday, March 30, 2006

New York magazine, New York Times Rave About Paumanok

(Ursula and Charles Massoud, above, of Paumanok)

In the April 5, 2006 edition of New York magazine, Rima Suqi, in the "Best Bets" column, raved about Paumanok's 2005 Riesling. The header ran, "Riesling For Right Now," and in it she lauded the "delicious 2005 Dry Riesling." She wrote that it was not only filled "with floral amoras but a lively acidity."

According to Ms. Suqi, the wine is already being served at Cafe Gray and can be purchased at McAdam Buy-Rite at 398 Third Avenue (near 28th Street).

Better race there. Because I already bought two bottles, and the rest are going to go fast!

This comes fast on the heels of Howard G. Goldberg's raves in the New York Times on January 29th of this year, writing, "Not surprisingly, the ambitious 2002 Assemblage ($36), a svelte blend of 53 percent merlot and 47 percent cabernet sauvignon, was my favorite. Showing layers of berry and other fruit flavors, it had obvious balance. Tasted blind, this wine may come across as a Bordeaux."

Mr. Goldberg had raved the week before that as well, lauding Paumanok's whites!
"Mr. Massoud's technical skills show up in Paumanok's 2004 sauvignon blanc ($19.99), 2005 semidry riesling ($19.99), 2003 barrel-fermented chardonnay ($17.99) and 2004 Grand Vintage chardonnay ($30). This is a tempting array of whites, from Aquebogue, on the North Fork," wrote Mr. Goldberg.

The dry sauvignon was, according to Howard, "Light, lean, citric, appetite-awakening and exceptionally long on the palate, this zesty wine, as Mr. Massoud observes, more nearly resembles a Sancerre than a New Zealand sauvignon. Stay with it, and you detect a scrim of tropical fruit in the background."

Congrats, yet again, to the folks at Paumanok!