My name is Carlo DeVito, and I am the author of East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia published by Rutgers University Press. This blog is dedicated to primarily east coast wines and wineries including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It will also feature products and information from other regions.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Howard G. Goldberg Praises Long Island's Bedell Cellars in NY Times
Showing Status at All Levels By HOWARD G. GOLDBERG Published: October 2, 2009
Nine years into Michael Lynne’s ownership, Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue has consolidated its status as a world-class estate. This stature is reflected not so much in the costliest wines, where excellence may be assumed, but at lower levels.
The 2008 Taste White ($30) seamlessly melds chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer, riesling and viognier — a feat. Lithe and palate-cleansing, this subtle liquid orchard makes a fine accompaniment to oysters, clams — everything in a raw bar.
The 2008 First Crush White ($18), a chardonnay-viognier blend that translates into grapefruit and pear flavors, is a workhorse wine from young vines — a good match for chicken, fish, pork, veal — that should be drunk soon.