Ozymandias Wines

100% of proceeds go towards funding emerging artists and their projects and/or their education


Behind the label:

Ozymandias Wines supports emerging artists from all over the world, especially in our home city of New York where we award the Ozymandias Scholarship to a first year student at the New York Academy of Art. The 2018 recipient is Jay Miriam for her piece, “Mozzarella Spread,” which is featured on the front label of our 2018 bottles. Miriam’s paintings weave tales from dreams, imagined narratives, old lore and even the daily, often ordinary lives of mysterious women. A constant in many of her works is the visceral pleasure in food and drink. In “Mozzarella Spread” the subject stretches her limbs, imbibing on the plate of earthly delights, shielding her viewer form the deeper secrets lying on her tongue.

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Cuvée Jay Miriam

Cuvée Jay Miriam - Red

About the Wine

Our 2018 red release is a 2015 vintage which is estate grown and bottled in North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their 4th release. Juan brings a lifetime of wine making knowledge from Chile to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico. The blend was actually created with our 2018 Ozymandias Scholarship recipient, Jay Miriam, hence the name: Cuvée Jay. You will be rewarded for cellaring this wine.

Region: Long Island

Appellation: North Fork

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%; Cabernet Franc 30%; Merlot 25%

Aging: 24-36 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak with fruit notes notes still present in wine.

Bottling date: September 12th, 2018

Release Date | Bottles: October 9th, 2018 | 1,300

 

Cuvée Ma Belle

Cuvée Ma Bell - White

About the Wine

A huge crowd pleaser, we are excited to be able to offer our 2018 white release at much lower pricing this year thanks to the success of last year’s sales, but the high level of craftsmanship and quality in the wine remains. Estate grown and bottled in North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their 5th release. Juan brings a lifetime of wine making knowledge from Chile to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico. The blend was created with Rafe’s wife Clara, whom he affectionately calls, “Ma Belle,” as she is from France.

Region: Long Island

Appellation: North Fork

Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 40%; Chardonnay (oak) 30%; Chardonnay (steel) 20%; Pinto Gris 10%

Aging: The reserve Chardonnay was aged 36 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak. The remaining varietals, including additional Chardonnay, were aged in steel for 12 months.

Bottling date: September 14th, 2018

Release Date | Bottles: October 9th, 2018 | 1,700


   Pale gold in hue, this alluring white blend has aromas of Asian pear, dried pineapple, toasted hazelnuts, delicate white flowers and meyer lemon custard. Notes of citrus blossoms and lemon verbena, interweave with scents of stone fruit and melon. This wine is full-bodied and creamy, yet is balanced and well integrated with a verve of lively acidity.      This wine is a food pairing chameleon. It's well versed to pair with a myriad of lighter foods including ceviche, kale salad, roasted vegetables but also has enough structure and weight when paired with fried fish, vegetable terrine, risotto and an assortment of fresh cheeses. Drink now through 2020.    -Megan LeMaster, Certified Sommelier, Napa, CA

Pale gold in hue, this alluring white blend has aromas of Asian pear, dried pineapple, toasted hazelnuts, delicate white flowers and meyer lemon custard. Notes of citrus blossoms and lemon verbena, interweave with scents of stone fruit and melon. This wine is full-bodied and creamy, yet is balanced and well integrated with a verve of lively acidity.

This wine is a food pairing chameleon. It's well versed to pair with a myriad of lighter foods including ceviche, kale salad, roasted vegetables but also has enough structure and weight when paired with fried fish, vegetable terrine, risotto and an assortment of fresh cheeses. Drink now through 2020.

-Megan LeMaster, Certified Sommelier, Napa, CA

"Burning River"

2015/16 vintage, 2017 release

Amount of Bottles

About the Wine

The 2017 release is a Chardonnay blend from North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their second vintage. Juan brings a lifetime of knowledge from making wine to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico, and his brother Tony D'Amico.

Region: Long Island

Appellation: North Fork

Blend: Chardonnay (oak) 50%; Sauvignon Blanc 30%; Pinto Gris 10%; 10% Chardonnay (steel)

Aging: 10-18 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak with slight tropical fruit and stone notes in the wine.

Bottling date: July 12th, 2017

Release Date | Bottles: September 9th, 2017 | 3,300

Tasting notes: citrus and tropical fruit with some floral notes, slight oak with hints of vanilla; medium intensity and alcohol. 

Behind the label:  

Ozymandias Wines supports the work of artists from all around the world. Each year a panel of judges selects an artist based on the merit of their project and how they can creatively portray a rendering of it on an Ozymandias Wines label. The proceeds of the respective wine goes towards the winning artist's project, and they are offered mentoring by the Ozymandias Wines team.

This year we are thrilled to present, Briana Navarro, and her label “Burning River.” As an artist and environmental activist Briana intends to raise awareness for the necessity to transition to safe, responsible methods of energy production. Funding from her label will help her make large scale paintings expanding on this theme, and create a mini-documentary expanding on artistic activism. 


"The nose is chock-full of dark fruits: blackberries; black cherries; black plum; blueberry skins. On the palate the wine becomes alive and more expressive, with rustic characteristics. Tobacco leaf, saddle back leather, black pepper, smoke dried herbs, peaty and slightly herbaceous. Drink now til 2025. Enjoy with a rib eye, smoked meats, aged cheddar, roasted game, braised lamb, and grilled vegetables."

- Megan LeMaster, Certified Sommelier / February 23rd, 2016

Ozymandias Wines

2013 vintage/2016 release

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About the Wine

The 2016 release is a 2013 vintage from North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for this maiden vintage. Juan brings a lifetime of knowledge from making wine in San Javier, Chile to Long Island where he harnesses the still scarcely known benefits of the Haven loam soil of North Fork and Laurel Lake Vineyards. Juan collaborated on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico, and Creative Director Sophy Holland.

Region: Long Island

Appellation: North Fork

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%; Cabernet Franc 37%; Petit Verdot 3%

Aging: 18 months in lightly toasted French barrels which were mainly on their second and third use, to not overwhelm the wine with oak and produce slight candy notes in the wine.

Bottling date: September, 16th 2015

Release Date | Bottles: January 2016 | 1,196

Tasting notes: this opaque substantial wine bursts on the palate with a combination of flavors of ripe berries, toasty oak and a hint of caramel. This is a well balanced wine with a powerful velvet finish that is perfect for both experienced and beginner wine enthusiasts. 

Behind the label:  

Ozymandias Wines supports the work of artists from all around the world. Each year a panel of judges selects an artist based on their project and how they can creatively portray a rendering of it on an Ozymandias Wines label. The proceeds of the respective wine goes towards the winning artist's project, and they are mentored by the Ozymandias Wines team.

This year we start with our own Creative Director, Sophy Holland, a New York City artist who will be directing a documentary on sleep disorders and circadian rhythms. The label for our 2016 wine symbolizes the subconscious and dream states, giving roots to the wine itself.