Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wine Review: Suhru Ember 2013

Suhru Ember 2013

Suhru was founded in 2008 by Russell and Susan Hearn. Russell is also the winemaker of Lieb Cellars, whose wines I've have had the pleasure of reviewing many many times and thoroughly enjoy. During his wine career, Russell worked his way around the globe: New Zealand, Burgundy, California, Massachusetts and, in 1990, Virginia. Hearing about the wonderful Chardonnay being made on Long Island, he took the trip there with other winemakers to see what's doin'. And he's been there ever since.

This is the winery that Susan and Russell always dreamed they would have. Suhru's goal is to source excellent fruit from the regions in New York where each variety grows best, creating vibrant, balanced, and approachable wines for all to enjoy.

This is wine #2 of 6 that I'll be reviewing by Suhru. I already reviewed the 2017 Pinot Grigio and now I'm on to the 2013 Ember, which will be followed by the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc2016 Dry Riesling2013 Shiraz, and NV Brut. To see all of them, or the ones that have been published already, just check out the month on the blog.

The 2013 Ember is out of the North Fork of Long Island and is a classic Bordeaux blend. The Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot are grown at a single vineyard in Mattituck while the Malbec is grown at a vineyard in Peconic. The wine was fermented in open tanks and spent twelve months in Hungarian oak.

The color of the wine is ruby red. It's got a toasty nose with aromas of plums, cranberries, vanilla, and spices. In the mouth it's medium bodied with dusty tannin and bright acidity. On the midpalate there's flavors of cranberries, blackberries, red apple, and vanilla. Then it finishes with cranberries, caramel, and graphite.

This is a very nice Long Island Bordeaux style blend, and the price is right for the quality you get. Anybody got some lamb chops? I could really go for some lamb right now.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $20
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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