Established in 1996, the Raphael Winery strives to produce Long Island's greatest wines, incorporating both new-world advances and old-world traditions. Using sustainable vineyard practices, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael produces handcrafted wines that reflect a pure expression of the unique climate and soil of the North Fork.
An old-world Bordeaux-style red blend, Raphael "La Fontana" offers intense notes of ripe cassis, black cherry and plum, balanced by hints of chocolate, tobacco, eucalyptus and oak. Merlot (36%) provides velvety tannins and a dense mouthfeel, while Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) lends notes of blackberry and herbs. Malbec (19%) and Petit Verdot (15%) round out the blend, adding depth and a delicate undertone of spice.
Product of New York
Alcohol by Volume: 12.3%