Corey Creek Winery, Long Island
Corey Creek is part of Bedell Cellars, and their knowledge of winemaking and the whole atmosphere really shows. The Corey Creek winery has existed for 10 years, and the tasting barn is beautiful with open space and lots of wood. The back patio is simply lovely, overlooking the vines and letting you stop and rest a while, even eating your lunch if you wish.
The staff was incredible friendly and willing to talk at length about the wines without any rush. We began with the 2002 Rose, which was a light, berry / red cherry flavor. The 2001 Estate Chardonnay was a blend of stainless steel and barrel fermented juice, very crisp and juicy with apple and pear flavors and a medium body. The 2000 Reserve Chardonnay was more creamy and buttery, with a nice, smooth flavor.
On to the reds. The 99 Merlot was smooth and spicy, with a juicy, peppery flavor, light tannins and a medium finish. The 98 Bedell Cellar was smooth and light, with flowery flavors to it.
For the pet lovers out there, there were a variety of cats to pet and play with, and goat cheese for sale for nibbling. After visiting a few wineries, it can be INCREDIBLY relaxing just to sit, enjoy the view, have a snack and get refreshed.
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