September 2017 - US Red & White Hybrids

This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Hybrids Wines
US Red & White Hybrids Reviews
Working Dog Winery
2016 Estate Bottled Traminette
Yellow straw color. Floral, perfumed aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom, cherry candy, and marzipan with a lean, lively, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length lemon glaze, passionfruit butter, concord grape juice, and almond creme finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. Moscato lovers will rejoice in this floral and friendly wine.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Narmada Winery
2014 Midnight Red Chambourcin
Dark ruby black color. Candied, fruity aromas and flavors of cherry hard candies, chocolate covered anise, mocha, and blackberry with a glycerous, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, charming, buoyant vanilla gelato, dark chocolate, raspberry coulis, and black peppercorn finish with silky, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A great chewy and fruity wine for grilled meats.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Cedar Creek Winery
2016 Bon Vivant Marechal Foch
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of charred grapes, wild cherry jam, tanned leather, and sweet pea blossom with a velvety, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy sour cherry, chocolate chew candy, spinach with bechamel, and pomegranate finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak. A smoky Marechal Foch for the the hunter’s table.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
2016 Prairie Sunburst Red Wisconsin
Medium dusty ruby color. Rustic aromas of animale, anise, red licorice, and buttermilk with a supple, tart, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, easy cherry pie, aromatic barks, and simple syrup finish with soft tannins and light oak. A rustic Marechal Foch with intriguing aromas and a plush palate.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab