Lieb Cellars' 2013 Reserve Pinot Blanc was selected as one of The Wall Street Journal's 2015 prestigious "Annual Dozen" winners.
By way of invitation only, The Wall Street Journal's "Annual Dozen" is a rigorous blind-tasting and considered to be one of the most intense vetting processes of rating American wines.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with the best 400 wines of America, this accolade is a first for a dry Long Island wine and puts them on the map squarely against some of the most admired white wines anywhere, especially Alsace, France where Pinot Blanc reins supreme.
Lieb's Pinot Blanc is a dry, crisp style intended to complement the local fresh fish of the North Fork in Long Island. It sees no oak during fermentation and is hand-harvested to preserve the fresh vibrancy of the Pinot Blanc varietal.
This stellar Long Island white boasts notes of lemongrass, lime and green apple; on the palate, pear, white peach and dry honey begin to emerge; crisp and vibrant with elegant balance, there is a lasting finish of zippy acidity and a touch of sea spray. Can you say seafood anyone?
Please note, this is an extremely limited item. Only a handful of cases exist and the winery is now selling this wine for $40 per bottle!