By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor
Though once near-sister wineries, the Corey Creek Vineyards label has been almost entirely absorbed by the mother Bedell Cellars label over the past several years. The chardonnays, cabernet francs and roses all wear the Bedell label now, but one holdout -- at least for now -- is the Corey Creek Vineyards 2010 Gewurztraminer ($35), a wine that is often one of my favorite Long Island gewurztraminers.
Pretty honeysuckle and rose petal aromas are backed by lemon-grapefruit citrus, gingery spice and a hint of classic lychee nut.
The lychee and spice qualities are a bit more intense on the balanced, forward palate, adding layers of complexity to sweet-fruit flavors of lemon and tangerine.
Floral notes re-emerge towards the end of the mid-palate and lead into a medium-length finish that shows pleasant bitterness.
Producer: Bedell Cellars
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)