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Lieb Family Cellars
 
Lieb Family Cellars was founded by Mark and Cathy Lieb. Even though they were both trained in finance, they always dreamed of owning a winery and purchased their first vineyard (20 acres) in Cutchogue in 1992, growing grapes for other producers. Starting in 2000 they begin producing wine under their own label. Gary Madden, GM, (a Chicago boy!) joined in 2002.

An eco-friendly vineyard, Lieb has received a USDA grant for sustainable farming practices including avoidance of herbicides, use of organic fertilizers, topsoil preservation, disciplined schedule of nutrient replenishments, wildlife habitat conservation, hand-tending/harvesting of vines and intentionally low fruit yields.

Lieb Resrve wines demonstrate Old World elegance and complexity with pure expression of the grape varietals and terroir. The newest line is under the Bridge Lane label, named after the road on the eastern border of the vineyards. They offer New World style with bright, fresh fruit and approachable flavors.

Richard Grant Peterson, one of the pioneers in California wine making/growing, is a close friend of Gary Madden and through Gary we are able to offer a few cases of the spectacular Wrothem Pinot.  This is a “Champagne Method” Blanc de Noir made from cuttings that Richard took from a 200 year old vine found in Wrotham, England. The vine may be a descendent of vines brought to England by the Romans.  It is naturally resistant to all vine-plaguing diseases and as such has been grown in California totally organically.

LIEB CELLARS

NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND

 

Bridge Lane Rosè ‘11

 

50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah;

 
Bridge Lane Chardonnay ‘11

 

Crisp, bright, tropical fruit and citrus flavors

 

Bridge Lane Cabernet Franc '08

 

Juicy, mouth watering, well balanced, chinon style


Bridge Lane Merlot ‘06
 


True to the varietal, interesting earthiness, red fruit and spice
 


Bridge Lane Merlot "Blanc" '11

The color of water; very limited; fantastic
 


Pinot Blanc Reserve '10

Signature wine from Lieb, winner of many prizes, dry, excellent balance of fruit and acidity

 

Chardonnay Reserve '07

Oak aged but softly, mixture of new, first and second year barrels. Rich velvety mouth feel, tart finish. Luscious. A prize winner.

 

Cabernet Franc Reserve '07

 

Rich, complex blend of fruit, spice, tannin and acidity. Long finish.


Merlot Reserve '04

Fruit forward ,tannin, complex flavors mixed with spice, soft on the palate


Right Coast Red '04
 

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot; cool package, screw top; Silver Medal NY Food & Wine Classic

Blanc de Blanc ‘08

100% Pinot Blanc; classic method, delicious! Gold Medal NY Food & Wine Classic