Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Jamesport Vineyards Melange de Trois 2005 A Striking WIne

I recently met Ronald B. Goerler owner of Jamesport Vineyards and Tanya Robinson, wine consultant, Astor Wines & Spirits (above) at an LI wine tasting.

Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, New York, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. Sixty acres of pristine vineyards are located here, with the majority of plantings include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Jamesport Vineyards is an estate winery.

In 1986, Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room. With Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Two of Ron Jr's sons have since joined the family operated business.

I tried the Melange de Trois, a wonderful, deep, dark dry red blend. This is an elegant Bordeaux-style meritage, combining Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There's lots of dark stewed fruits, like blackberry, dark currant and a hint of vanilla and tobacco. It's a big, chewy wine with lots of up front fruit, and nicely balanced at the end. And the flavor lingers long on the tongue.
Very nice.