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Wine Recommendation

Wine:Martha Clara Vineyards 2001  (North Fork of Long Island)

Martha Clara Vineyards

2001 6025 Meritage
(North Fork of Long Island)

Martha Clara’s 2001 6025 Meritage ($40) blends 33.5% Merlot, 25% Syrah, 16.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.6% Petit Verdot, 8.3% Cabernet Franc and builds on the delicious success of the 2000 6025. The inclusion of Petit Verdot in this year’s vintage gives it a beautifully deep, dark color and additional spicy tannin.

The wine is medium-to-full bodied and opulent with jammy berry and toasted marshmallow. Let it breathe and you’ll be rewarded with increased complexity and aromas. This wine has good aging potential as well, so pick up a few bottles to drink and a few to lay down for a couple of years.

Reviewed April 20, 2005 by Lenn Thompson.

The Wine

Winery: Martha Clara Vineyards
Vintage: 2001
Wine: 6025 Meritage
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grapes: Merlot (34%), Syrah / Shiraz (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (17%), Petit Verdot (17%), Cabernet Franc (8%)
Price: 750ml $40.00

Review Date: 4/20/2005

The Reviewer

Lenn Thompson

Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,
Long Island Press, Long Island Wine Gazette, Edible East End
and Two words describe his taste in wine — balance and nuance. Lenn prefers food-friendly, elegant wines to jammy, over-extracted fruit bombs and heavy-handed oak. When reviewing, Lenn tastes each wine three times — alone right after opening, with food, and again the next day — believing that 90-second reviews are unrealistic and not how the average person enjoys wine.