By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief
One of the better under-$20 wines made on Long Island, the Macari Vineyards NV Sette ($17) is a blend of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet franc.
Its plummy on the nose with spicy oak, tarragon and a briny, minerally streak that, depending on who you ask, has something to do with their vineyards being adjacent to the Long Island Sound.
Medium-bodied, the palate features more plum and some cherry flavors accented by brown spice, leaf tobacco, spicy oak and fresh-cut herbs. The tannins are light, making this an approachable, drink-now offering with good acidity for every-night drinking.
This edition of the non-vintage blend was released in April.
Producer: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long island
Rating: (3 out of 5 | Recommended)