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Parallel 44

Parallel 44
2016 Petite Pearl Reserve Hybrid Red Blend , Wisconsin Ledge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: .5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$33

Parallel 44
2016 Petite Pearl Reserve Hybrid Red Blend , Wisconsin Ledge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: .5%
Clear ruby color. Aromas of smoked persimmon, herbs de provence, pickled carrot, snap peas in dill vinaigrette, cranberry sauce, and fennel fronds with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a fast cilantro, orris root, grilled grapes, and ripe plum finish. A unique wine with herbal notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: smoked persimmon, herbs de Provence, pickled carrot, snap peas in dill vinaigrette, cranberry sauce, and fennel fronds
Taste Flavor: cilantro, orris root, grilled grapes, and ripe plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Steak Quesadillas, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique wine with herbal notes.

The Producer

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
N2185 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Kewaunee, WI 54216
USA
1 920-388-4400

Other Red Hybrid

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
For the wine consumer jaded by the chocolate and vanilla worlds of Cabernet and Chardonnay, a little diversity in the nightly wine selection can offer a welcome respite. Though hardly the "next new thing," a number of regional specialties around the country are waiting to surprise the unsuspecting wine tourist and provide a welcome change of pace.

A number of these wines are made in states such as Wisconsin or Missouri, from grapes such as Marechal Foch, Frontenac and Marquette; they are idiosyncratic with tangy flavors and moderate tannins; they are meant for early consumption.

Our Other Red Hybrid category is specifically for less common red hybrids, or new and innovative red hybrid grape cultivars.