2007 Raphael La Fontana

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • New York
  • Long Island
  • North Fork
Drink between 2010 - 2015 (Edit)
CT87.3 15 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • namja307 Does not like this wine: 82 points

    February 23, 2013 - I agree that this wine was not flawed, it was just the blend that made the smell and taste rather vegetable-like. Maybe I am used to drinking pure varietals, such as pure Cabernet Franc or a Cabernet Sauvignon with a little something added, but this wine is all mixed up. I did not like the nose or the palate.

  • jthielen wrote: 80 points

    August 14, 2010 - This is not typical of La Fontana from other vintages. Opens with lots of raw oak and vegetal notes. The fruit is masked by the very earthy new oak flavor. Finishes with the same vegetal notes. The only good thing is that the finish does not linger. This is not a spoiled or corked wine it's just not too good.

  • tmarman wrote: 80 points

    May 27, 2010 - Wow. This is seriously just terrible. Unremarkable in the truest sense - literally no words to describe because there's just nothing going on here. It actually has a pretty decent nose, but there's just nothing in the mouth. A little tannin and a touch of spice upfront, but it just disappears immediately.

    We never really liked Raphael and their tasting room but were willing to give it another shot after someone recommended. We bought it at Michaels for $15, which is discounted from the winery price of $27. I would not buy again at any price.

  • dwoody wrote: 88 points

    January 11, 2010 - Had with beef stew. Dark reddish purple. Red and blue fruits on the nose with a little scorched earth. Bright dark cherries and dry earth attach the palate and follow through the mid palate. Then the finish and this is where it gets interesting. It is also where people will either like or dislike this wine. I can always pick out LI reds blind because of a slightly burnt/acid/earth thing on the finish. And it also comes through on the nose a little bit, but to a lesser degree. I guess it has something to do with the soil/terrior since it is something that consistently appears on the finish of many LI reds. Some like it and would say it has a sense of place and others are turned off by it. I vary.

  • jeffreym123 wrote: 90 points

    November 13, 2009 - Delicious but tannic

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Raphael
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation La Fontana
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Long Island
  • Appellation North Fork

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  • In Cellars 4 (15%)
  • Consumed 22 (85%)

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