Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews says, "The summer is over, but don't forget about the Hamptons! Wölffer Estate's wines are worthy of year-round enjoyment." In this web feature, posted September 18, 2015, he reviews "10 Diverse Wines from Long Island" that "testify to the ability of Long Island’s vintners to express distinctive character from a unique terroir." Four of the 10 are Wölffer wines, including our Grapes of Roth Merlot 2010, which he gives a whopping 92 points! Read his review of our Grapes of Roth Merlot 2010 and Dry Riesling 2014, and Wölffer Estate Trebbiano 2014 and Sauvignon Blanc 2014 below. And click here to read the full story. (Login is required to winespecator.com.)
GRAPES OF ROTH Merlot Long Island 2010 Score: 92 | $44
A polished texture carries balanced flavors of tart cherry, pomegranate, toasted hazelnut and espresso in this expressive red. Features firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity. Elegant. Drink now through 2022. 2,592 cases made.—T.M.
GRAPES OF ROTH Riesling Long Island Dry 2014 Score: 91 | $26
This exuberant white offers bright flavors of peach and pineapple, with accents of spice, pine and honey, lending this touch of fruity sweetness. Lively acidity keeps the elements in balance, showing depth and drive. Drink now through 2020. 658 cases made.—T.M.
WÖLFFER ESTATE Trebbiano The Hamptons Long Island 2014 Score: 89 | $22
This lively white shows fruity flavors of quince and pineapple, with bright lime and tangerine acidity. Exuberant, but bright acidity and a touch of spritz keep this fresh and focused. Drink now. 154 cases made.—T.M.
WÖLFFER ESTATE Sauvignon Blanc Long Island 2014 Score: 87 | $22
This crisp white rides vibrant acidity and a touch of spritz, offering modest apple, grassy and citrus flavors that are fresh and focused. A bright aperitif. Drink now. 1,025 cases made.—T.M.