8 Long Island Merlots to Drink This Fall

Our favorite Long Island-made Merlots will change your opinion of the grape—and the region.

Courtesy of Macari Vineyards & Winery
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Macari Vineyards & Winery Merlot Reserve 2007

With its clear and brilliant ruby hue, this wine looks as lovely as it tastes. The earthy quality that characterizes Long Island is present, but coheres well with ripe fruit flavors. Pair it with roasted duck served alongside baked fruit; a lovely sour cherry quality will cut right through the fat.