Full Review

Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Chambourcin, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.00%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Johnson Estate
2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Chambourcin, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.00%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of cherry glazed baked ham, herbed berry concasse, hint of cranberry scented candle, and bbq brisket with a full body and a long chocolate craisin, cherry shrub, and bbq sauce finish. A superb, meaty, Zinfandel-like Chambourcin with generous waves of ripe fruit that carry you away to a better day.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cherry glazed baked ham, herbed berry concasse, hint of cranberry scented candle, and bbq brisket
Taste Flavor: chocolate craisin, cherry shrub, and bbq sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, meaty, Zinfandel-like Chambourcin with generous waves of ripe fruit that carry you away to a better day.

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

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

Their Portfolio

BR Freelings Creek 2018 Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Freelings Creek 2018 Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Freelings Creek 2017 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.99.
BR Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2018 Founder’s Red Blend, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown-Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2018 Estate Grown-Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
89 Johnson Estate 2018 Estate Grown, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown-Dry Rosé, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Ice Wine, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 10.4% (USA) $49.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Sparkling, Traminette, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $19.00.
BR Johnson Estate NV Solstice Sangria, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Johnson Estate NV Red Ipocras, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Johnson Estate NV White Ipocras, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2019 Freelings Creek Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13% (USA) $18.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Brut, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $24.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $11.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $11.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2021 Feelings Creek Reserve Dry Rosé, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Founders’ Red, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $15.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2018 Feelings Creek Reserve, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
94 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $14.00.
89 Johnson Estate NV The Queen’s Catawba Bubbly Wine, Catawba, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.00.

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.