Sagaponack’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard is celebrating not just one, but three wines that received high ratings in the recent issue of Wine Spectator.
The three red wines were rated 90 out of 100 or better.
The 2010 vintage of Fatalis Fatum, a red blend, and the 2010 Lambardo Merlot each were scored 90. The 2007 Grapes of Roth Merlot earned a 91.
While the Grapes of Roth is 100 percent Merlot, the 2010 Lambardo is 97 percent Merlot and 3 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Fatalis Fatum is 48 percent Merlot, 28 Cabernet Franc, 17 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 7 percent Petit Verdot.
The popular 2007 Grapes of Roth Merlot, which was made under winemaker Roman Roth’s private label, is already sold out at Wölffer, though the vineyard notes that the 2006 vintage just became available. Roth has since become a partner at Wölffer, and his label has been brought under the Wölffer banner.
“To have the wines awarded as ‘outstanding’ and ‘a wine of superior character and style’ is very gratifying and a great pat on the back for the Wölffer team,” Roth said. “We are always trying to raise the bar.”
Wölffer’s new releases also include sparkling hard cider produced from local Halsey apples, dubbed Wölffer No. 139, in both Dry White and Rosé.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is located at 139 Sagaponack Road, Sagaponack. wolffer.com