Aged 16 months in French and Hungarian oak, the wine presents aromas of black pepper, dusty earth with hints of raspberry and violet, followed by licorice and spice on the palate.
Bob and Joyce Pellegrini founded Pellegrini Vineyards in 1982. Located in Cutchogue, Long Island, New York, the Pellegrinis began with just 30 acres, which now houses the oldest vines in the appellation. In 1988, they acquired two additional parcels just down the road - a 14-acre vineyard called South Harbor and the 28-acre Richmond Creek vineyard both of which face south and are planted to well draining, loamy soils. The Pellegrinis are dedicated farmers and viticulturists, their careful clonal and rootstock selection and progressive growing methods are constantly tweakedso that they may create wines that honestly express Long Island terroir. Winemaker Tom Drozd uses young vines and some purchased fruit to produce their East End Select line of wines.
|(77% Cabernet Franc/14% Cab Sauvignon/7% Merlot/2% Petit Verdot).
|Pellegrini Vineyards exists by design. The winery building and the vineyards have been carefully and painstakingly thought through--designed for excellence. The coupling of old world traditions with the best progressive technology demonstrates the Pellegrini commitment to using all means available to produce the very finest wine.