Gourmets of Wine > A Blind Battle of Two Pinot Noirs
[LENNDEVOURS] Going in, I knew they'd most likely be quite different...most any Long Island winemaker who tries to make California-style wines is doomed to fail. Grapes simply don't ripen the same here and those who try to make warm-climate wines here usually end up with flabby, lifeless plonk.
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[Lennthompson.typepad.com] LENNDEVOURS: Australian born, Hearn began his winemaking career at the age of 16 andbrought his substantial talents to the North Fork in 1991 whenPellegrini Vineyards first opened. By combining traditional methodswith some of the East Coats most advanced equipment, he consistentlymakes top quality wines, including chardonnay, merlot, cabernetsauvignon and cabernet franc.