Four years later, I finally made my way back to the North Fork of Long Island and I stopped by Waters Crest again. Their whites and roses were as good as I remember, but they also had a red that I really liked. They called it Campania Rosso and it was a Bordeaux style blend (primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a bit of Petite Verdot). This was the first time I liked a red from the U.S. that was not made in California, Oregon or Washington. I was so excited so I picked up a bottle for later.
A few nights ago I opened the bottle and it was the nice, dry, yet juicy red I remembered. It went down very smoothly with the Italian food I was having.
If you can find Waters Crest Campania Rosso in your neck of the woods, check it out. I think you'll be pleased. Plus, I'm all for anything that can encourage North Fork producers to strive to make good red wines.
Until the next sniff, sip or quaff,