May is two-thirds over and so is Run for the Roses, but we're going to jam a lot of rose reviews into the last 12 days of the month, including this wine from Peconic Bay Winery's Nautique second-label line.
Then, Peconic Bay Winery, in collaboration with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), to fight breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds, about a dollar a bottle, will be donated to NBCF.
Made using estate-grown cabernet sauvignon with some North Fork cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, and a bit of estate chardonnay and riesling to round it out, this is extremely fruity, but also shows of a bit of North Fork character.
Red berries and orange peel fruitiness is accented on the nose by a subtle earthiness and just a little lemony citrus character.
Fruity and round on the palate, the red berry flavors are a bit candied and dominate here with a creamy mid-palate and subtle dried herb flavors. The acidity is good, but isn't quite integrated into the wine.
This one might need a bit more time in bottle to settle in, but my guess is that it'll sell out at the tasting room before it has a chance to.
Producer: Peconic Bay Winery