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Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
2015 Founders’ Red Freelings Creek Reserve, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Fish Vegetables

Category: Chancellor

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Johnson Estate
2015 Founders’ Red Freelings Creek Reserve, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Fish Vegetables

Category: Chancellor

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
Bright deep purple color. Jammy, fruity, clean aromas and flavors of plums, ripe peaches, cinnamon scone, and chocolate espresso bean with a soft, fruity thin body and an interesting, medium finish that presents notes of basil and pine nuts with soft, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy Chancellor for sipping and pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: plums, ripe peaches, cinnamon scone, and chocolate espresso bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of basil and pine nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Nicoise Salad, Pot Roast, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy Chancellor for sipping and pairing.

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

The Producer
8419 W Rte 20
Westfield, NY 14787
USA
1 716-326-2191

Their Portfolio

84 Freelings Creek 2018 Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
84 Freelings Creek 2018 Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
86 Freelings Creek 2017 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.99.
94 Johnson Estate NV May Carbonated White Wine, American 12% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate NV Cherry Wine, American 21% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2015 Founders’ Red Freelings Creek Reserve, New York State 13% (USA) $14.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2016 Ice Wine , Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $34.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Black Locust Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $18.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Traminette, Lake Erie 11.5% (USA) $13.49.
84 Johnson Estate 2016 Estate Grown, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.99.
82 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Founders’ Red Blend, New York State 13% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Ruby Dry Rosé, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.99.
88 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Sweet Wine, Concord, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Pink Sweet Wine, Catawba, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Sweet Wine, Niagara, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
85 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 13% (USA) $15.99.
88 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.99.
91 Johnson Estate 2017 Ice Wine, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 10.6% (USA) $35.99.
86 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
85 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Black Locust Dry Riesling, Riesling, Lake Erie 11.5% (USA) $24.49.
85 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Dry Riesling, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.99.
87 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Semi-Dry Riesling, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.99.
87 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet Riesling, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.99.
83 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $11.49.
88 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $11.49.
92 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Traminette, Lake Erie 13.5% (USA) $14.49.

Chancellor

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chancellor is a French hybrid grape that is grown in various parts of the US, including New York State, Michigan, Illinois and Nebraska. The wine is a simple, fruity red that is made as a stand-alone variety or sometimes blended with more complex red grapes.

At its best, Chancellor is a spicy, lightly tangy red that is meant for early consumption with hearty dishes such as pepper steak or stews.