2007 Bedell First Crush Red

Red Blend

  • USA
  • New York
  • Long Island
  • North Fork
Drink between 2008 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • Anonymous wrote: 86 points

    July 21, 2009 - 7/09 Good fruit - approachable - bitey finish - some complexity and spice/pepper zin-like finish. 86 pts

  • jeffreym123 wrote: 86 points

    August 26, 2008 - Very young, but that's the point. Much better day 2.

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New York Cork Report

  • By Lenn Thompson
    1/1/2009 (link) 2.5 out of 5 stars

    (Bedell Cellars Red Blend First Crush Red) This is the debut vintage of First Crush Red (and its sister First Crush White), a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc that are both aged almost entirely in stainless steel. I can't find any details on just how little oak is involved though. When it comes to white wines appreciate such a judicious use of oak, but here, I think I miss what oak brings to the party. The nose is bright, youthful and extremely aromatic (no doubt from all of that cab franc) with ripe, just crushed cherry and plum aromas and a sprinkling of violet petals. On the palate, its fresh and a bit Beaujolais-like. The flavors closely match the nose, with medium body that is soft, fruity and very approachable. The tannins are low and while there is some acidity here, I think it lacks structure a little bit overall. Still, if you can pick it up for $12 though, it's worth it just for the aromatics.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bedell
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation First Crush Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Long Island
  • Appellation North Fork

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  • In Cellars 5 (36%)
  • Consumed 9 (64%)

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