March 2013 - US - Red and White Hybrids

This month's Wine feature is US - Red and White Hybrids Wines
US - Red and White Hybrids Reviews
201478
Crow River
NV Marquette
Aromas and flavors of cranberries, carrot cake, and pickling spices with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, apple, honey roasted nut, and pickled tomato accented finish. A zesty, spicy red that will be great with spicy Mediterranean lamb dishes.
89 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201479
Crow River
NV Frontenac
Aromas of mocha custard, toffee, and berries with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty tangerine, green tomato, craisin, and balsamic accented finish. A fun, racy red that will be great with bbq.
88 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201657
Illinois River Winery
2009 Spring Valley Vineyard Norton
Ruby charcoal color. Aromas of sweet pickled beets, berry compote, and tomato relish with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy, nut, and blackberry vinaigrette on dandelion greens accented finish. A lively rustic red that will be good with vension.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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