“A genius is the one most like himself.” – Thelonious Monk
A wonderful wine is a joy to taste, and you know it the moment you do. These are locals making world-class wine just two hours from the greatest city in the world. Take advantage of it. This isn’t trying to be a California Chard, a Burgundy, a funky riff on an old classic, or anything other than ITSELF. You can taste the terroir; the soil at Bedell is made of sandy gravel and loam, with unique seaside winds from the sound and the ocean. Bedell have taken great care to select grape clones that grow specifically well in their soils, and the vineyard is sustainably farmed.
Medium bodied with a subtle nose of juicy apple, pear, melon, and sea spray. It’s barrel fermented but finished in stainless steel, so you get a tiny hit of smokiness and cream on the finish which is just enough to bring a lovely complexity. This is a beautiful wine and one that we think is a perfect representation of how good Long Island wines truly are. The label is currently a minimalist white; it will soon carry an image of a work of art from MOMA (the owner of Bedell is a trustee at the museum). We dig the tabula rasa as it looks now!
The vineyard does some great events during the summer and their tasting room is one of the nicest on the island. On Monday nights they bring in local food trucks for a picnic on the vineyards as well as live music! It’s worth a drive out to Peconic, about 2 hours from Manhattan.
Visit their website for more information: www.bedellcellars.com