Full Review

Parallel 44

Parallel 44
2016 Vintner’s Reserve Hybrid Red Blend, Wisconsin Ledge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Parallel 44
2016 Vintner’s Reserve Hybrid Red Blend, Wisconsin Ledge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.5%
Medium violet color. Aromas and flavors of fruitcake, prunes, dried fig, and banana skin with a silky, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, brisk finish conveying suggestions of blackberry jam, ink, mulberry relish, and cinnamon. A dark and juicy wine for beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fruitcake, prunes, dried fig, and banana skin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of blackberry jam, ink, mulberry relish, and cinnamon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Marcona Almonds, Baked Brie, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark and juicy wine for beef.

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.