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Wine Recommendation

Macari Vineyards & Winery

2005 Rose
(North Fork of Long Island)

Macari Vineyards has long produced one of my favorite local roses, and the Macari Vineyards 2005 Rose ($12), which will be released in mid-June continues that pedigree.

A pretty salmon-orange-pink, its nose is lightly fruity — watermelons and ripe strawberries — with just a little wet stone. The palate is medium-light with fresh acidity and flavors that mirror the aromas with a hint of lime zest on a crisp, mouth-watering finish.

Many 2005 Long Island roses are over-extracted and somewhat hefty, but this one avoids those pitfalls. This is Long Island rose at its finest.

Reviewed May 23, 2006 by Lenn Thompson.


The Wine

Winery: Macari Vineyards & Winery
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Rose
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Review Date: 5/23/2006

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.