March 2017 - US Red & White Hybrids

This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Hybrids Wines
US Red & White Hybrids Reviews
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Cannon River Winery
2014 Family Reserve Red Blend Minnesota
Violet color. Fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of chocolate berries, pickled root vegetables, and tomatoes on the vine with a supple, lively, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, long cherry-tomato relish, nutskin, sandalwood, and balsamic drizzled berries finish with silky tannins and light oak. A delightfully savory and mouthwatering red blend.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Cannon River Winery
2015 Red Wine Marquette
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of mulberries and floral honeycomb with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and an effortless, captivating, medium-long pistachio nougat, blueberry cobbler with vanilla cream, cedar, and pepper finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A pure, elegant red with great fruit and balance; drinks like a Cru Beaujolais.
91 points $17.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Cannon River Winery
2015 La Crescent White Wine Minnesota
Brilliant yellow straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of spiced apples and pears, peach compote, and lilacs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long melon and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty white blend that drinks like an Alsace wine.
90 points $17.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Black Willow Winery
NV Classic Diamond New York State
Brilliant golden straw color. Green, fruity aromas and flavors of white grape skins and golden raisin compote with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy white grape juice and popsicle and spiced apples finish with chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice off-dry grapey white wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Cannon River Winery
2014 Family Reserve Minnesota
Bright old gold color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, grilled fruits, nettles and bark, and salt water with a silky, dryish light body and a brisk reduced lemon and reduced white balsam finish with chewy tannins. A dry, tangy, lightly funky white.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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