James Suckling Gives Bedell Musée 92 Points

Press releases have been shot out re the lastest reviews by James Suckling on his website jamessuckling.com (paywalled).  And four Bedell wines got high scores: the 2010 Musée was awarded 92 points; the 2011 Taste Rosé received 90 points; the 2010 Taste Red also  got 90 points and the 2010 Cabernet Franc got 90 points. The 2010 Musée ($85)  is a blend of 65% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 3% petit verdot, and 2% syrah; it will be released in early 2013. The 2011 Taste Rosé ($18) is made with 60% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 18% cabernet sauvignon and 2% syrah;  3,000 cases  were made of 2011. Bedell produced 900 cases of 2010 Taste Red ($35), blend of 60% merlot, 20% syrah, 12% petit verdot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% malbec. Bedell made 800 cases of the 2010 Cabernet Franc  ($35) and the wine is a blend of fruit from three different estate vineyard sites that was fermented with ambient yeasts and aged for 10 months in neutral French oak barrels.

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Eileen M. Duffy DWS is the deputy editor of Edible East End magazine and the web editor for Edible Long Island and Edible East End. She holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her book on Long Island wine "Behind the Bottle" comes out in April 2015.