12 toast-worthy LI wines

In the year when Long Island celebrates the 40th anniversary of the modern wine industry, there are many choices for toasting.

What started with a modest rosé from Hargrave Vineyard has become a source of some of the nation's best wines this side of the Rockies. After a blind tasting of a wine list's worth of local reds and whites, sparkling and still, dry and sweet, these dozen choices finished at the top.

It's the case for Long Island. And there are about another 100 wines that bid fair to be number 13.

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