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Wine Recommendation

Jamesport Vineyards

2004 Sauvignon Blanc
(North Fork of Long Island)

Jamesport Vineyards 2005 Sauvignon Blanc ($15) is a diversion from many of its all or primarily steel fermented brethren. The majority of this wine was born in steel, but a more noticeable portion was barrel fermented. Once a strong smell of sulphur faded (the result of perhaps a slightly heavy hand during the winemaking process), green apple, grapefruit and vanilla-earthiness waft up from the glass. Much less citrus-driven, winemaker Les Howard has crafted a melony, appley and slightly tropical rendition of Sauvignon Blanc that still refreshing. Earthy and vanilla-honey notes are noticeable on a lengthy finish.

Reviewed April 11, 2006 by Lenn Thompson.


The Wine

Winery: Jamesport Vineyards
Vintage: 2004
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Review Date: 4/11/2006

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.