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Reviews for 2022

October 2022 - Americana Cup

October 2022 - Americana Cup
This month's Wine feature is Americana Cup Wines

Americana Cup Reviews

Door 44 2020 M Marquette
94 points
$23
A tart, light red that would pair well with turkey or grilled salmon; ripe and refreshing.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Red Wine
Parallel 44 2021 Drink Pink! Rosé Frontenac
93 points
$19
Best Buy
The perfect base for some Wisconsin apple, pear, cherry, and raspberry laden Sangria at your next Packers tailgate; pure Wisconian delight.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Rose
93 points $19 Best Buy
City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise North Fork Of Long Island
93 points
$42
This is a wine that over delivers with complex aromas; find yourself in a field full of sunflowers.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Sparkling Wine
Parallel 44 2021 Pink Frosting Sweet Rosé Frontenac Gis
92 points
$19
Best Buy
A delicious sweet wine with refreshing acid; would make a fun summer Sangria.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Sweet Wine
92 points $19 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2021  La Crescent
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Sweet but still refreshing, it's a light and bright citrus salad in your glass.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best White Wine
92 points $19 Best Buy
Stone Hill Winery NV Cream Sherry Missouri
92 points
$32
This wine brings to mind salted caramels on a camping trip through a cedar grove; a lovely Cream Sherry.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Fortified Wine
Stone Hill Winery NV  Concord
91 points
$10
Best Buy
This sweet red is spiked grape juice; you just can't hate a tasty juice box.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2021 Dazzle Rosé Wisconsin
91 points
$26
A good everyday drinking Rose that is fruity yet dry.
Easley 2021  Traminette
90 points
$8
Best Buy
Fruity and a touch sweet, this is a high quality Gewurztraminer substitute.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Stone Hill 2019 Ozark Hellbender Red Blend Ozark Mountain
90 points
$16
Best Buy
A fruity red wine blend that's sure to please.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Stone Hill Winery 2020  Norton
90 points
$22
A wine to open your horizons and show what quality can be achieved outside of the typical European wine styles.
Parallel 44 2021  Brianna
89 points
$19
A fun and aromatic white wine that tastes like pineapple candy but with a well balanced acidity.
Door 44 2020 White Door Seyval Blanc
89 points
$22
Bright citrus with tones of orchard fruit, melon and a touch of savory green freshness; this is a crowd pleaser to pair with a large range of foods.
City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard Riesling
89 points
$24
A flavorful, pure, and balanced Finger Lakes Riesling that is sure to please.
Penns Woods 2021 Rosé Pennsylvania
89 points
$28
A savory and herbaceous wine with notes of red berries.
Stone Hill Winery NV Raspberry Flavored Wine Missouri
88 points
$14
Best Buy
A fun and interesting fruit candy of a wine to keep away from the kids.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2021 Frozen Tundra Red Blend Wisconsin
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A tasty and fruity house red that would pair with a variety of meat and hearty vegetable dishes.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2021 Frozen Tundra Original Rosé American
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A tasty wine that would be an excellent accompaniment with prosciutto wrapped melon.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Parallel 44 NV Fizz 44 Sparkling Wine Wisconsin Ledge
88 points
$16
Beautiful color hints at the floral and red berry spritz headed your way.
Stone Hill Winery 2020  Vignoles
88 points
$16
This white has notes of sweetened dried fruits that will pair well with a charcuterie board on your next picnic.
Sugar Ridge Winery 2020 Legends Tempranillo
88 points
$16
Bright, simple fruits make this Tempranillo sippable and bordering on crushable.
Door 44 2021 Red Door Marechal Foch
88 points
$19
A plump and fruity wine that is surprisingly light and chuggable given its color; give this a try if you like Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt.
Parallel 44 2021 Prairie Blanc White Blend Wisconsin Ledge
88 points
$19
A pleasant and easy drinking fruit forward wine for chilly autumn adventures.
Parallel 44 2021 White Frosting Sweet White La Crescent
88 points
$19
An excellent pairing as the sweet and fruity counter with your cheese plate.
Parallel 44 2021 Nouveau Rouge Red Blend Wisconsin
88 points
$19
Fruity and fascinating, pair this with a cheese course.
Parallel 44 2021 Cherish Red Blend Wisconsin Ledge
88 points
$28
Fruity and savory with a touch of smoke and funk; pair with a pulled pork sandwich.
Penns Woods 2020 Reserve Chambourcin
88 points
$40
An earthy, malty, fruity, and interesting Chambourcin with potential to pair well with traditional Oktoberfest cuisine.
Penns Woods 2020 Reserve Merlot
88 points
$43
An easy drinking, light bodied Merlot that will be very versatile with food.
Bioterra 2019 Fingerprint Collection Petite Sirah
88 points
$145
An interesting and savory wine that would make a good pairing with peppered steak on the grill.
Stone Hill Winery NV Rosé Montainge Missouri
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Sweet with lush red fruits and a touch of herbal savory balance, this would pair well with a dessert fruit and cheese plate.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2021 Frozen Tundra White Blend American
87 points
$15
Best Buy
A light and aromatic table white wine with layers of flowers and candied fruit.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Stone Hill Winery NV  Moscato
87 points
$16
A fun, fruity wine that would make a good white Sangria.
Parallel 44 2021 Red Frosting Sweet Red Frontenac
87 points
$19
A sweet wine with lush black fruits with a touch of herbaceousness to lend balance.
VARA NV Dulce Vermut Añejo Listan Prieto
87 points
$20
A lovely bitter digestif on its own, this Vermouth would make a savory and nutty addition to a Martini or Vesper.
Parallel 44 2020  Frontenac Blanc
87 points
$22
A crowd pleaser of a white wine with fruit and sugar melding with some floral overture.
Door 44 2021 Bubbler Sparkling Wine Wisconsin
87 points
$23
Enjoy these savory and fruity bubbles with interesting cheese pairings.
Door 44 2021 F2 Red Blend Door County
87 points
$26
Bust this out for Thanksgiving, because it tastes like cranberry cocktail in your glass.
Door 44 2021 Vintners Reserve Red Blend Wisconsin Ledge
87 points
$29
This should make for a most interesting pairing with some aged or blue cheeses.
Bin TT 2020 Red Blend American
87 points
$65
A delicious and complex wine that would make for a tasty BBQ pairing.
Stone Hill Winery NV Sangria Missouri
86 points
$14
Best Buy
A sweeter take on a traditional red Sangria; try it in your next mug of mulled wine.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Stone Hill Winery 2021  Traminette
86 points
$16
A sweet and floral surprise that will enhance perfumed Mediterranean lamb dishes.
Sugar Ridge Winery 2022 Stormy Bitch American
86 points
$17
A sweet and tart red berry managerie.
Stone Hill Winery 2020  Chambourcin
86 points
$18
A bold purple Chambourcin with black fruit and floral characteristics.
Door 44 2021 Pink Door Rosé Door County
86 points
$22
A smoky and fruity pairing for glazed grilled meats.
Seven Ponds Winery 2020 Row 25 Estate Grown Rosé American
86 points
$22
Interesting, fruity, and fun; a great breakfast wine for your next tailgate.
Parallel 44 2021  Petite Pearl
86 points
$28
With a savory nose and a fruity palate, this wine presents a unique melange of flavors.
Stone Hill Winery 2020  Vidal Blanc
85 points
$10
Nice enough and drinkable but shows potential to be more.
Stone Hill Winery NV Sweet Rosé Pink Catawba
85 points
$10
An interesting and pleasant sweet wine for the adventurous types trying domestic wines.
Stone Hill Winery 2020  Chardonel
85 points
$14
Buttery fruits in your glass to match a pineapple upside down cake.
Door 44 2021 Sparkler Brut Rose American
85 points
$23
Lightly sweet with fruit and complexity, this will make for a contemplative pairing with a cheese platter.
Parallel 44 2021 Rosé Petite Pearl
85 points
$26
A fun and fruity sipper for autumn evenings fireside.
Stone Hill Winery NV Golden Rhine Missouri
84 points
$10
A ripe and juicy sweet wine to pair with spicy Thai food.
Parallel 44 2021 Blue Moon St.Pepin
84 points
$21
Peachy keen goodness in a glass.
Seven Ponds Winery 2021 Estate Grown Sparkling Dry White Wine Brianna
84 points
$22
Dangerously drinkable as a fruity brunch companion.
Bella Rose Vineyard 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$28
Unusual yet flavorful and would match nicely with BBQ beef ribs.
VARA NV Viña Cardinal Single Vineyard New Mexico
84 points
$35
Pair with Conservas atop a honeyed almond cracker.
City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard Riesling
82 points
$29
A unique, funky sparkler great for Thai food.
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