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Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vidal Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3.25%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.49
Best Buy

Johnson Estate
2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vidal Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3.25%
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of key lime pie, gooseberry, grand marnier, bison grass, and white carnation with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with shades of white peach and candied banana with no oak flavor. A lightly sweet, fruit laden Vidal Blanc with wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: key lime pie, gooseberry, grand marnier, bison grass, and white carnation
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of white peach and candied banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lightly sweet, fruit laden Vidal Blanc with wide appeal.

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

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

Their Portfolio

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.

Vidal Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Vidal Blanc is a French hybrid grape found in New York State and Canada. Developed in the 1930s, it is ideal in these territories, as the vine can withstand hash winters. Its most famous use is as an ice wine, produced in Ontario.