An October 2014 Hamptons Wine Club Long Island Wine Selection
Palmer Vineyards is one of the oldest wineries on Long Island, having been established all the way back in 1983. In 1986 the owner, Bob Palmer, set up the current winery on the far east side of Riverside. Today they produce over 16,000 cases of wine across a variety of red and white grapes.
In October we included Palmer’s 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as one of the selections for the Club. We had shared this wine with the attendees at Better Homes and Gardens’ Cooking Experience and thought we would also let our members see how good it is for themselves.
The wine is pale yellow in the glass, typical for a sauvignon blanc. There were notes of citrus and stone fruit on the nose — orange, grapefruit and some peach. These flavors also carried through on the tongue. The wine was not at all shy or thin. It had a fullness in the mouth that makes it very satisfying. Some sauvignon blancs tend toward the grassy, both on the nose and in the mouth, but this is not one of them.
The finish was quite smooth. This is a low acid, easy drinking wine. It would be great both with and without food. It could make a very nice accompaniment to a Thanksgiving dinner for those who prefer a white wine with their meal.