First Crush is a unique red blend made with sustainably farmed young vine fruit, and aged in stainless steel to preserve its easygoing character. The 2015 vintage was unique and exceptional. Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal described it as, “A light juicy blend, pretty, uncomplicated, marked by soft tannins and bright red berry fruit.”
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc.
Bedell has become synonymous with top Merlots for over 30 years and the 2014 vintage was no exception, following in the footsteps of the 2009 Merlot that was served at the Presidential Inauguration. Made from hand harvested sustainably farmed fruit. Jay McInerney of The Wall Street Journal said “Anybody who thinks they don’t like Merlot should try this one, fleshy but not flabby, this [is a] complex, aromatic, medium-bodied red.”
Our hand selected clones of this ancient noble grape are producing stunning wines. Aged in older French oak barrels to preserve its elegance and finesse, this wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts using our sustainably farmed estate grapes. The 2015 vintage was unique and exceptional. James Molesworth of the Wine Spectator said “[Rich Olsen-Harbich's] experience shows in the Bedell Cabernet Franc North, which offers a pure beam of red currant and bitter cherry fruit laced with subtle minerality and carried by moderate but persistent grip.”
Syrah 2014 - 2 bottles
Made using the ancient European method of co-fermenting Syrah and Viognier fruit with indigenous yeasts. The fruit was sustainably farmed on our estate and harvested from a single vineyard. The 2014 vintage provided exceptional, nearly perfect growing conditions. Thomas Matthews of Wine Spectator said “Plump and fruity, this red delivers black cherry, raspberry, black pepper and herbal flavors in a round texture, with light tannins and a spicy vanilla finish. Expressive and fresh.”
Taste Red 2014 - 2 bottles
Full of dark juicy fruit, Taste Red has ripe and soft tannins complemented by a deep mouthwatering complexity. The 2013 vintage was unique and exceptional, perhaps the greatest growing season in 40 years of Long Island winemaking. Thomas Matthews of Wine Spectator said “Ripe, juicy flavors of black cherry and plum mingle with savory notes of dark chocolate and dried herb in this expressive red. Features a solid structure but remains graceful through the spicy finish.”
51% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 17% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc.
Musée is our ultimate expression of North Fork terroir. The wine is powerful, with a show-stopping core of ripe fruit and a complex array of flavors and textural nuances. The 2013 vintage was unique and exceptional, perhaps the greatest growing season in 40 years of Long Island winemaking. Ben O'Donnell of Wine Spectator said “Bedell Musée, made only in the best vintages, has become something of a grand vin of New York.”