Macari Vineyards & Winery2005 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.
Lenn Thompson writes about New York wines for Dan's Papers,