North Fork of Long Island, New York
Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful white wine gem from the North Fork of Long Island in New York. Family owner and winemaker Kareem Massoud visited Wine Gems in January 2016 to taste a number of his wines, and this Sauvignon Blanc was a standout from a very impressive portfolio. Indeed, Mark Squires rated that 2014 vintage of this wine 91 points-no mean feat for any New York wine! "Fragrant but controlled, this is classic Sauvignon, but its focus is the most impressive aspect of this wine. Tightly-wound, it finishes crisply and with fine tension. It is beautifully done, a bit mouthwatering, lingering and very tasty. There are several contenders for "best of breed" in this issue's report, but this certainly has to be one of the efforts on my very short list. It's pretty terrific." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 91 points - June 30, 2015. No ratings yet on this new 2016 vintage, but we think it's another winner!
Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel to maintain bright flavors that accentuate the ripeness of the fruit. Fresh and vibrant with aromas of lemon, followed by more subtle mineral and herbaceous notes. Medium-bodied with citrus flavors, crisp acidity and a pleasant, dry finish. 895 cases were made.
Enjoy Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years as an aperitif wine or with grilled shrimp, sushi, crab salad, roast chicken and mild cheeses.