While I was visiting NYC for a New York minute, I spent a lovely afternoon in Williamsburg with good friends. We stuffed our faces at Smorgasburg, eating everything from fried anchovies to rain drop cakes to ramen burgers (that’s just a fourth of what we ate, each thing more hipster than the next).
We ended our binge at Mister Dips, an airstream trailer parked at the William Vale hotel, serving burgers, fries, and soft serve ice cream. They luckily also served wine and beer, so I grabbed a glass of Lieb’s 2015 Bridge Lane Rosé.
This New York wine comes from the North Fork of Long Island and is produced by Lieb Cellars, a small farm winery. Bridge Lane is named after the farm road adjacent to one of Lieb’s vineyards and is Lieb’s second label. Their wines are available in three sizes: 750ml bottle, 3L Box, and 20L Keg (sounds like different formats for more fun).The Rosé is made from Cabernet Franc, which comes from their Main Road vineyard. The vines were planted in 1981 shortly after the “founding” of the region in 1973.
The wine was served from a tap by a nice gentleman who staged a great shot for me (shout out to him).This wine is pale pink with a fresh aroma. It tastes crisp, dry, and light, with slight berry and floral notes. This light-bodied wine has great acidity and has a nice finish. I enjoyed it on a grassy patch overlooking the beautiful skyline (and digesting the ridiculous amount of food I ate). 3/5.
It was the perfect complement to an afternoon full of friends, laughter, and memories. Cheers!