Bedell Cellars1999 "TASTE" Red - Artist Series
(North Fork of Long Island)
Bedell Cellars 1999 “TASTE” Red ($25), which is 100% Merlot is a refined and medium-bodied wine with a fragrant nose that offers sweet, smoky cedar, brambles and hints of white pepper and wet earth.
Similar flavors are expertly balanced with silky smooth tannins and a delicious cherry-dominated finish lingers. I think this wine would be best with food typically served alongside pinot noir — mushrooms, salmon and pork. It would be a great addition to any Thanksgiving table and the Barbara Kruger-designed label is a wonderful conversation piece.
Reviewed October 6, 2005 by Lenn Thompson.
Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,