April 2024 - Americana Cup

April 2024 - Americana Cup
This month's Wine feature is Americana Cup Wines

Americana Cup Reviews

Parallel 44 2022 Promise Red Wisconsin
91 points
$28
A berry forward red with a pleasingly long earthy and cocoa finish.
St. James 2022 Explorer Collection Vignoles
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Bursting with all of the fruit and orange water floral notes you expect from Vignoles.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2022  Petite Pearl
90 points
$28
A benchmark example of Petite Pearl.
Parallel 44 2021 Vintners Reserve Red Blend Wisconsin Ledge
90 points
$34
Sweet and fruity with a touch of earthy funk; a full bodied, juicy snack with fruit leather and tobacco tannins.
St. James NV 38 Degrees North White Blend Explorer Collection Ozark Highlands
89 points
$16
Best Buy
White grape juice forward with nice floral notes and a touch of spiced citrus; simple and charming.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2022 White Frosting Sweet White Wisconsin
88 points
$19
Sweet, bordering on tropical fruit with good citrus acidity and everything you expect from the grape; pair with a lemon chiffon pie or pineapple cake.
Door 44 2022 sparkler Wisconsin
88 points
$23
A playful youthful exuberance and ripe stone fruits on the nose and palate make the charms of this wine hard to overlook.
Parallel 44 2023 Frozen Tundra Red Blend Wisconsin
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Sweet and fruity, with a subtle earthy flavor to balance the fruits coming through very clean production.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Parallel 44 2023 Red Frosting Sweet Red Wisconsin
87 points
$19
Like sweet red Jell-O in your wine glass.
Parallel 44 2022  La Crescent
87 points
$19
A vibrant and perfumed white wine with a dash of fruit and lovely acid structure.
Door 44 2022  Marquette
87 points
$24
Serve in a supper club and pair it with a prime rib for maximum enjoyment.
Parallel 44 2023 Radiant Rosé Wisconsin Ledge
87 points
$28
Good for a picnic by the lake.
Parallel 44 2022 Cheers! Red Blend Wisconsin Ledge
87 points
$29
if there ever was a wine to pair with summer sausage, spreadable cheese and smoked lake trout this is it.
Danenberger Family Vineyards 2020 Desagacé Carmin Cabernet Franc
87 points
$30
A perfect wine to attempt to capture Bourbon County Stout Coffee drinkers.
Parallel 44 2022 Frozen Tundra White Blend Wisconsin
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Orchard fruits with a light baking spice make this wine feel naturally autumnal and likely a great base for mulled wine.
86 points $15 Best Buy
St. James NV Project 1970 Explorer Collection Red Blend Ozark Highlands
86 points
$18
Fruity and meaty with a pleasing umami flavor that makes you want to grill.
Parallel 44 2023 Nouveau Rouge Red Blend Wisconsin
86 points
$19
Like drinking adult Ocean Spray red grape juice; freeze it for tasty boozy popsicle treat.
Parallel 44 2023 Pink Frosting Sweet Rosé Wisconsin
86 points
$19
A fun, sweet wine loaded with red berry juice notes.
Parallel 44 2023 Drink Pink! Rosé Wisconsin Ledge
86 points
$19
A bold, fruit forward sweet Rosé for savory foods.
Door 44 2023 bubbler Wisconsin
86 points
$23
When you expect this as the cold hardy Chi-berian sparkling wine that it is, this is a good choice for a frosty morning tailgate at Camp Randall, Soldier Field or up in Minnesota.
Door 44 2023 Pink Door Rosé Wisconsin Ledge
86 points
$25
Sweet, fruity, and savory; very much want this for a tailgate to pair with grilled and bbq dipped brats.
Danenberger Family Vineyards 2020 Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Franc
86 points
$32
An interesting coffee and barrel forward treat to try on occasion.
St. James 2022 Estate Explorer Collection Norton
85 points
$18
Earthy and filled with red fruit, like drinking a berry patch on a camping trip.
Parallel 44 2022  Brianna
85 points
$19
Ripe and vibrant fruit flavor with an extra touch of sweetness, this wine is like the pre-dessert; its sweetness with spice might go well with curry dishes.
Door 44 2022 Red Door Red Wisconsin
85 points
$22
A sweeter and substantial red that will pair well with venison and various grilled meats.
Door 44 2022 Door Fumé White Blend Wisconsin Ledge
85 points
$23
A fruit forward white wine with a subtle savory quality.
Parallel 44 2022  Frontenac Blanc
85 points
$23
Zippy acidity leads this wine with tart fruit on the finish; a great palate cleanser between courses or a base for Sangria.
Parallel 44 2022  Itasca
85 points
$23
An interesting wine that smells very sweet and fruity but is in fact dry and savory on the palate.
Danenberger Family Vineyards NV Desagacé Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$24
A light and easy herbal spa water flavor that will appease the banquet crowd.
Danenberger Family Vineyards NV Stilettos In The Vineyard Siren Pét Nat Rosé American
85 points
$26
Fruit forward yet dry with savory spices.
Parallel 44 2023 Rosé Petite Pearl
85 points
$26
Proving that Rosé is once again for every season, this cranberry chutney forward crowd pleaser will be a hit at Thanksgiving.
Parallel 44 2023 Frozen Tundra Original Rosé Wisconsin
84 points
$15
A fun and slightly sweet Rosé for warm fall evenings along the Lake Michigan beach.
Danenberger Family Vineyards 2022 Aura Aria PaperMoon Chardonnay
84 points
$24
A greener version of Chardonnay bridging the gap between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay drinkers.
Door 44 2022 Glacier Fumé White Blend Wisconsin Ledge
84 points
$26
A Wisconsin white wine for those who like sweeter wines that are easy to drink.
St. James NV Explorer Collection White Moscato
82 points
$16
A simple, sweeter Moscato wine.
Danenberger Family Vineyards 2020 Desagacé W. Sullivan Bourbon Barrel-Aged Syrah
82 points
$30
Meaty and fruity with some chocolate and pepper and other notes that have the wine drinking heavy and almost Port like.
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