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Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vidal Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Johnson Estate
2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vidal Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 3%
Silvery emerald straw color. Confected, fruity aromas and flavors of sweet strawberry bubblegum stuck to a new rubber sole, candied lime, Dole fruit cup syrup, and sulfur with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of juicy fruit and fruit stripe gums, jackfruit, candied lime, and "purple". A fruity, floral, and slightly sweet crowd pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sweet strawberry bubblegum stuck to a new rubber sole, candied lime, Dole fruit cup syrup, and sulfur
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of juicy fruit and fruit stripe gums, jackfruit, candied lime, and "purple"
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, floral, and slightly sweet crowd pleaser.

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

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

Their Portfolio

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.
88 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $15.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $15.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2022 Freelings Creek Reserve, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.00.
92 Johnson Estate NV Old Oak Ruby Estate Grown Bourbon Barrel Aged Dessert Wine, Lake Erie 18% (USA) $18.00.
85 Johnson Estate NV Old Oak Gold Estate Grown Bourbon Barrel Aged Dessert Wine, Lake Erie 18% (USA) $18.00.
89 Johnson Estate 2021 Estate Grown Semi Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve , Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2020 Freelings Creek Reserve Founders’ Red Blend, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $16.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.00.
89 Johnson Estate 2022 Freelings Creek Reserve, Traminette, Lake Erie 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
89 Johnson Estate 2021 Freelings Creek Reserve Sparkling, Traminette, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $19.00.

Vidal Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Vidal Blanc is a French hybrid grape found in New York State and Canada. Developed in the 1930s, it is ideal in these territories, as the vine can withstand hash winters. Its most famous use is as an ice wine, produced in Ontario.