Floral Terranes Merlot North Fork 2021
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This Merlot comes from a two-acre backyard vineyard planted in the 1990s in Orient, Long Island. Orient is the most eastern tip of the North Fork and is only about five square miles. I don't know how Erik and Benford found this vineyard but it speaks to their dogged pursuit of vines that are maintained without the chemical regimens more typical to Long Island grape growing. As with their other wines, forget what you think you know about Long Island Merlot. Their version, vinified whole-cluster with punchdowns and aged in old, neutral oak, feels more like Pinot Noir than Merlot to me, though with a little more garrigue and baking spice. It has a softer, elegant profile, not structured or grippy, and I feel like I can taste the sea spray and sumac that its origins suggest. Overall, it's composed, elegant, and another wine from Floral Terranes that challenges and provokes without sacrificing anything in the realm of balance, beauty, or approachability. Jonathan Kemp
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