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2009 Macari Vineyards ‘Block E,’ North Fork of Long Island

The label reads, “White Table Wine,” and that it is. But this blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc also is a sublime dessert wine, with enticing notes of apricot, orange, tangerine and peach. Pleasantly sweet, it would make a... Read more

NV Macari Vineyards ‘Collina 48’ Merlot, North Fork of Long Island

When you have dinner leftovers, you might save them for a soup, a stew or sandwiches the next day. But what if you have wine leftovers after putting together your various blends? If you’re Macari Vineyards, you use them to make a value-priced wine... Read more

2008 Macari Vineyards ‘Dos Aguas’ Red Wine, North Fork of Long Island

The “two waters’ referenced in this red blend are Long Island Sound, which serves as the northern barrier of the Macari property, and Peconic Bay, which separates the two “forks” of Long Island. It’s a classic Bordeaux blend of Merlot,... Read more

2007 Macari Vineyards ‘Reserve’ Merlot, North Fork of Long Island

Made only in exceptional vintages, this “Reserve” wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, followed by close to four years in bottle prior to release. It offers a nice balance of earth (herbs, clove) and fruit (black cherry, plum) notes, and... Read more

2008 Macari Vineyards Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island

Firm tannins have served this floral wine well, as they’re just beginning to subside and allow the cherry fruit to shine through. Mild earth and eucalyptus notes add to the complexity, and the finish is now quite smooth. Duck or Asian fare... Read more

NV Macari Vineyards ‘Sette’ Red Wine, North Fork of Long Island

A mild floral and eucalyptus nose leads to flavors of assorted berries and cherries in this 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The finish is surprisingly long. Try it with pasta or beef stew. MSRP: $19 (March 2013) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2008 Macari Vineyards ‘Estate’ Merlot, North Fork of Long Island

2008 was considered a “medium weather” year on Long Island, meaning that most of the fruit in most of the vineyards was able to attain good ripeness. As a result, this bottling exhibits “typical” Merlot notes of cherry and bell pepper,... Read more

2010 Macari Vineyards Rosé, North Fork of Long Island

Imagine a classic red Bordeaux blend, only made in a rosé style. Imagine no longer. A solid base of Merlot is joined by a healthy dollop of Cabernet Franc and smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec — only instead of deep purple/red in... Read more

2010 Macari Vineyards ‘Estate’ Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island

This wine saw no oak, something that becomes apparent on first sniff as green apple and pear aromas waft from the glass. Easy drinking and all about the fruit, it would make a sublime companion to sea bass or stuffed pork loin. MSRP: To Be... Read more

2007 Macari Vineyards ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island

For those who enjoy well aged Chardonnay, this one is in its prime. While the fruit flavors have subsided somewhat, there remain hints of apple and pear, framed by vanillin oak and toast. Suggested food companion: mushroom risotto. MSRP: $23 (March... Read more