Posts Tagged Roanoke Vineyards

2010 Roanoke Vineyards ‘Marco Tulio,’ North Fork of Long Island

One way to keep peace in a wine family is to name a wine after one’s father-in-law. That’s the story of this red blend, which honors the father of owner Richard Pisacano’s wife: Don Marco Tulio. The wine has a gorgeous, fruit-forward nose of... Read more

2009 Roanoke Vineyards ‘Prime Number,’ North Fork of Long Island

This Bordeaux-style red blend consists of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. With its complex flavor spectrum ranging from cherry to vanilla and from blackberry to cola, this wine could easily be mistaken for a Napa Valley... Read more

2009 Roanoke Vineyards ‘Gabby’s’ Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island

Crafted from grapes grown in just 12 rows of vines on the Roanoke estate, overseen by family patriarch Gabby Pisacano, this limited-release Cab Franc is rich and fruitful. Cherry and currant flavors dominate the palate, with nary a hint of bell... Read more

2010 Roanoke Vineyards Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island

The 2010 growing season was the warmest to date on Long Island. The vineyard was impeccably clean and disease-free. The planets were aligned for the crafting of an outstanding wine. Would the Cabernet Franc deliver? Yes... and then some. From its... Read more

2010 Roanoke Vineyards ‘Sonnet,’ North Fork of Long Island

Barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels (50% new), this Chardonnay may remind you of white Burgundy. At present, the toasty oak dominates the palate, but the wine is beginning to soften and reveal more fruit. Try it again in two years, when... Read more

2011 Roanoke Vineyards ‘The Wild!’ North Fork of Long Island

This Chardonnay was allowed to become whatever it “wanted” to be, as a “wild fermentation” was utilized. So how did it turn out? The wine is very refreshing, with lively fruit flavors of pear, melon and peach. Not like any Chardonnay... Read more