Saturday, February 6, 2010
Nautique Esprit de Rouge North Fork Table Wine
One of Peconic Bay Winerys’ sister brands, Nautique is a hearty blend of 95% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc produced in Cutchogue, Long Island.
First thing that stands out is the bottom-heavy and tapered shape of the bottle, kind of like… well, a lighthouse. Ruby colors with likewise aromas of dark red fruits and blackberries. Flavors of cherries, cola, forest floor, coffee and spices with hints of tobacco, with soft tannins and a good finish.
In the $15 range, 13.6% alcohol, and a good everyday wine.