With the lockdown edicts still in effect, travelling to Long Island wine country, not surprisingly, hasn’t been the same. Some tasting rooms are more restrictive than others and there is only so much hummus and potato chips I can eat in one day. So I enjoy driving around wine country and taking in the scenery and taking photos of interesting things. Last time out those interesting things were barns. Instead of stopping at multiple wineries I just stopped at one on the way back to the LIE to have a glass for the road.
Sherwood House Vineyards 1291 Main Road, Jamesport
One of the first wineries you run into travelling East on the main road, it’s connected to an antique shop with many of the shops artwork scattered around the grounds. The tasting room is very winter friendly with comfortable couches, a roaring fireplace and nice wine glasses.
2016 Oregon Road Cabernet Franc
Made from estate grown grapes. Medium brick in color with black pepper on the nose, medium to light bodied with some tar notes, black pepper and licorice on the balanced finish. Nice glass of wine.
2016 Oregon Road Red Blend
A blend of estate grown Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium brick in color, crushed red berries and anise on the nose, tight bright red fruit with a mouthful of tannin and a firm finish. I thought it was a little one dimensional.