Wine writing legend Hugh Johnson hails Long Island as "New York's answer to Bordeaux." Over at Paumanok Vineyards ("a contender for the best winery on Long Island," Saveur) winemaker Kareem Massoud continues to prove that the Island's North Fork is a hot spot for premium wines.
Speaking of premium, Paumanok's wines are served in top restaurants from Chicago to Aruba — and at dozens of New York City's poshest eateries, including The Four Seasons, Jean Georges and the storied Gramercy Tavern. Not to mention, they've been poured at the White House. Now it's time to pour one at your own house.
The Massoud family have been making elegant, Bordeaux-style blends since opening Paumanok Vineyards in 1983. Their Prestige Cuvée marries Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Aged in fine French oak, it’s well-structured with earthy, floral notes and rich, dark fruits. Serve with a fine New York strip.