Lieb Cellars, North Fork of Long Island (New York) Pinot Blanc Estate 2022

($23):  What a surprise!  Pinot Blanc can often be dilute and uninspired.  Not this one from Lieb Cellars, one of Long Island’s top producers.  Yes, Long Island makes wine and very good wine at that, as evidenced by this Pinot Blanc.  Made entirely from Pinot Blanc grown on the 54-acre property and fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel, it delivers good density and vibrancy with a mere 11.9 percent stated alcohol.  Not particularly fruity, citrus flavors offset mineral-y ones in this fresh and crisp white.  It is a lovely foil for grilled fish or spicy calamari.
92 Michael Apstein Jan 30, 2024